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Tyler police investigating double homicide, suspect found with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Two people found shot in vehicle parked at Tyler hotel
Published: Feb. 16, 2022 at 8:29 AM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Two people were found shot to death Tuesday night in the parking lot of a Tyler hotel.

According to a press release from the Tyler Police Department, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at around 9:50 p.m., the department received multiple calls about a shooting at the LaQuinta Inn located at 6702 S. Broadway Ave. Footage of the incident was captured by hotel surveillance cameras in the parking lot.

Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle in the parking lot with two deceased occupants who had been shot multiple times.

They are described as a Hispanic male and Hispanic female.

Officials said witnesses reported seeing a suspect flee from the area.

The investigation led to a suspect who was possibly at a residence in Smith County, officials said. The release stated that Smith County Sheriff’s Deputies and Tyler Police Officers responded to that residence. Entry was made into the home, where the suspect was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

All names are being withheld at this time until family notifications can be made, however it was confirmed by police that the male suspect knew the female victim. Additionally, autopsies were performed in Tyler and were set to be completed Wednesday morning.

This case is still under investigation.

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