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Man arrested for family violence, shooting pistol in Tyler city limits

The report of gunshots came in just before noon.
The report of gunshots came in just before noon.(KLTV)
Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 2:38 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A man has been arrested for shooting his weapon in the city limits, family violence, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Tyler police say.

Police responded to a call of multiple shots fired just before noon on Tuesday. Officers searched in the 1900 block of Parklen Street and S. Porter. One officer said he had heard the shots, as well.

As they searched the area for a shooting scene, a woman came outside and reported she was a victim of family violence. Tyler Police PIO Andy Erbaugh said the woman’s feet were bleeding due to glass broken in some incident in the home. They questioned a man who was in that house.

A witness said they had seen him shooting his pistol into the air outside the home. Shell casings from the pistol were found in his yard. Thaddeus Taylor Jr., 19, of Tyler was arrested for assault/family violence and discharging a weapon in the city limits. Police report locating the gun.

Tyler police report the investigation showed that the man and woman across the street were sheltering the family violence victim when Taylor threatened all three of them while displaying a gun before firing numerous times into the air. Three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon have been added to family violence assault and discharging weapon charges.

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