Bullard man cites self-defense in deadly shooting

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Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 10:04 AM CDT
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A Longview man was shot dead Sunday evening at the home of a Bullard man.

According to a report by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 8000 block of Farm to Market Road 855 in response to a call that an individual died of apparent gunshot wounds. Upon arrival, deputies found that Tommy Peeler, 69, of Longview man dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Deputies then detained two individuals, Stephen Driskell, 54, of Bullard, and Sue Peeler, 64, of Bullard.

After interviewing the individuals, it was determined that Driskell fired his weapon in self-defense, resulting in the death on Tommy Peeler. Both individuals were then released.

The case is still under investigation and will be forwarded to the Cherokee County District Attorney’s office to be presented to a grand jury.

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