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Police: Kilgore homicide may have been 'lovers' quarrel'

Megan Hix

By Megan Hix
Jan. 12, 2018 at 11:45 p.m.

A New Year's Eve homicide in Kilgore might have started as a "lovers' quarrel," according to a search warrant filed this week.

Tracy Lynn Reedy, 50, of Kilgore died Dec. 31 after being shot several times outside of her apartment complex. The shooter had left by the time Kilgore police arrived about 11:30 p.m.

Dwight Patrick Scott, 51, of Kilgore is charged with Reedy's death, though no arrests have been made.

Neighbors identified Scott as Reedy's fiance, saying "the couple had been living together in that apartment since August or September," police said.

Witnesses said the pair had been arguing in the parking lot of the apartment complex on Meadowgreen Drive before shots were heard. Police found Reedy dead from a gunshot to the head and multiple gunshot wounds to her body.

Witnesses also told police that Scott had been packing his vehicle "as if he was moving out."

Some neighbors told police they had heard noises coming from Reedy's apartment earlier in the afternoon but believed they were being loud "because it was New Year's Eve and gave the noises little thought."

Family members told police the fighting could have escalated after one of Reedy's ex-boyfriend's called to wish her a happy New Year.

"That particular phone call could have been a catalyst to the lovers' quarrel and added motive to (Scott) shooting Reedy," police said.

The family member said Reedy talked to this ex-boyfriend nearly every day. Reedy was "in good spirits and was talking fine" when he called around 7 p.m. that night, police said.

Police said Scott has ties in Chicago and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Witnesses told police that Scott was from Chicago, where he had met Reedy, but his car had Indiana license plates.

Informants also told police that Scott might have abandoned his car and fled the state.

Officials have set Scott's bond at $1 million.

Reedy's death and a fatal stabbing in April were the first homicides in Kilgore since 2014.

Police are asking anyone with information about Reedy's death to contact Detective John Rowe at (903) 218-6906. Anonymous tips also can be made through the Kilgore Police Department's website, Facebook page or tip411.

Gregg County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting. Tips can be made to (903) 236-7867.



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