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Witness: Suspect in Longview shooting seemed amped up

By Richard Yeakley
June 10, 2015 at 4 a.m.

A witness to a June 2 shootout in northwest Longview said one of two suspects "seemed amped up on something" before gunfire landed two men in the hospital.

Ladarius Larquee Hodge told police he drove Dominique Moody from the 400 block of Tammy Lynn Drive to the 3000 block of Bernice Street, where Moody and Dominique Sheffield — a suspect in the shooting — met and began arguing, according to a warrant filed in the 124th District Court to search Sheffield's home.

"During the argument, (the witness) told (police) that the other person seemed amped up on something and was swinging his arms back and forth in front of him while holding a gun in one hand," the affidavit said.

Hodge said Sheffield told him to move away and, after he moved away, he heard gunshots.

Hodge and Moody then drove to Good Shepherd Medical Center Northpark Medical Plaza, from which Moody was taken to the Marshall Avenue campus by ambulance, while Sheffield drove to Longview Regional Medical Center.

On the day of the shooting, police said one victim, Sheffield, had lesser injuries while another victim, Moody, was seriously injured. Sheffield was shot in the leg, according to the affidavit.

A Good Shepherd Medical Center spokeswoman said the hospital did not have a person by Moody's name. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said she had not heard that his condition had worsened.

Sheffield, 21, of Longview, was arrested by Longview police at the hospital on five outstanding misdemeanor warrants. He was released the same day.

Those were on charges of driving without a driver's license, possession of a dangerous drug, theft and two public intoxication counts, his booking sheet showed. Online county records show Sheffield has been arrested four other times this year on misdemeanor charges, except for one felony drug possession count.

After being arrested on the warrants, Sheffield told police he had heard gunshots earlier in the evening. Then, he said, he was struck by a bullet while walking in his neighborhood.

He told police he did not know who shot him or why.

Police spokeswoman Debra Stiles said no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.



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