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Officials identify suspect, victim in fatal shooting in Henderson

From Staff Reports
Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:33 a.m.


Police have confirmed identities of the suspect and victim in a Sunday morning fatal shooting at the American Legion Hall in Henderson.

Lt. Craig Sweeney says Joe Travis Watley, 60, is being held without bond in connection with the shooting death of 53-year-old Roy Lee Moore, of Henderson.

Police were called at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday to the Henderson American Legion Hall on Sand Street.

There, officers found people attending to a victim who was taken to the Good Shepherd Medical Center emergency room in Kilgore. The victim, identified as Moore, later died from his injuries. An autopsy has been ordered.

Witnesses told police the victim had been shot as he left a table where he had been sitting with the shooter.

Watley was arrested based on witness accounts which identified him and named his Garden Lane residence. He has been booked on a charge of murder.

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