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Suspected gunman in Marshall weekend shooting identified, victim in critical condition

From Staff Reports
Dec. 16, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.


The suspected gunman in a Sunday morning shooting downtown Marshall has been identified as a Harrison County sheriff's deputy, said a spokeswoman for the Marshall Police Department.

The shooting involving deputy Matthew Hasler, 32, happened about 2 a.m. Sunday outside Charlie's BackYard Bar in the 300 block of North Columbus Street, police said.

Hasler was off-duty at the time of the shooting, according to the Harrison County District Attorney's Office.

The victim, 20-year-old Trey Austin Rogers, was listed in critical condition Monday evening at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, a hospital spokesman said. Rogers was initially taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall, said Marshall police dispatcher Ronnie Anderson.

Police have not said what led to the shooting.

"The Texas Rangers are involved," said Marshall police spokeswoman Sonya Johnson. "As of right now we don't have any specifics."

Harrison County Sheriff's Department released a statement Monday morning saying, "due to a Harrison County Sheriff's Office Deputy being involved in the incident that has occurred," further information would have to come from the Texas Rangers, who along with Marshall police and special investigators with the Harrison County District Attorney's Office, are investigating the shooting.

Hasler began his career in March 2002 as a jailer at the Harrison County Jail, according to a statement released by Jay Webb of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department. He resigned from that position in May 2004, was re-hired in October 2004 and resigned in June 2007 as a deputy sheriff. He was re-hired to that same position a month later, Webb said.

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