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Police make arrest in Sunday fatal Longview shooting; victim identified

By Staff Reports
Feb. 6, 2017 at 7:41 a.m.
Updated Feb. 6, 2017 at 1:22 p.m.

Montorio Dewayne Harris (Gregg County Jail photo)

UPDATE: Police confirm Montorio Dewayne Harris, 25, of Longview has been arrested in connection with the Sunday shooting death of another man in Longview.

Harris was booked Sunday night into the Gregg County Jail on a murder warrant in connection with the shooting death of Donald Ray Kenney, 34, of Longview.

Harris is being held on a $200,000 bond.

PREVIOUS: A Longview man has been arrested on a murder warrant, online jail records show.

Montorio Dewayne Harris, 25, was arrested Sunday night and booked into the Gregg County Jail. He was being held on $200,000 bond on a charge of murder, jail records showed.

Details about his arrest were not yet available Monday morning, and it was not yet clear if the arrest was in connection with either of two apparent homicides in Longview during the weekend.

Police said Sunday they were investigating after a man was reportedly shot that morning near Twelfth and Dean streets in Longview before his body was dumped in the 5500 block of West Loop 281.

Police have not released that man’s name.

That death came just a day after Thomas Lynn Harper Jr., 34, of Gladewater was shot to death early Saturday at a club on East Marshall Avenue after getting into an altercation, police said.

Police responded at 1:15 a.m. Saturday to J’s Place, where they found a man, later identified as Harper, lying in the grassy area of a parking lot near the club.

Police are asking anyone with information about either shooting to call Detective Terry Davis at (903) 237-1199 or Gregg County Crime Stoppers at (903) 236-7867.

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