Police ID victim in Longview homicide

Police ID victim in Longview homicide

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Police have identified a man found dead after a Tuesday shooting at a residence in Longview.

Philander Carlton Peters, 48, of Longview was killed in the incident, which occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Police continue to investigate the homicide. Detectives are searching for someone who was seen running from the crime scene moments after shots were fired.

When officers arrived at the house on the 1600 block of Hawthorne Street they found Peters inside the home. Police say a handgun was used in the shooting.

Longview Police are still working to put all the pieces together.

“At this point the investigation is very early with one person fleeing the scene at one time,” said Kristie Brian, PIO, Longview Police Department.

To provide information on the case, contact the department at 903-237-1199.

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