From staff reports
A man has been charged with murder in a Thursday shooting in Longview that left one person dead.
Police said Friday that Michael DaShaun Jackson, 42, of Longview, was arrested in the death of Martin King, 45.
Officers found King with a gunshot wound about 11:25 a.m. Thursday on the side of the road in the 1300 block of 12th St. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jackson was in the Gregg County Jail on Friday on $250,000 bond.
The homicide is the fifth this year in Longview.
On April 22, police said Michael Shane Headrick, 41, shot and killed his wife, Ashley Lynn Headrick, 33, before killing himself in their home in the 4300 block of Gregg Tex Road in the Spring Hill area.
Police said 28-year-old Juan Ernesto Estrada Jr. was shot April 19 inside a residence in the 900 block of South 13th Street. Estrada was taken to a Longview medical center where he later died. No arrests have been made.
Two people have been arrested in the April 3 death of Derrick Spearman, 44, who was found with a gunshot wound in the area of Mobberly Avenue and Young Street. Shannon Marshall, 22, was released from jail April 11 on bonds totaling $32,500. A day after Marshall was arrested, Longview police also arrested and charged Artrell Taylor, 20, in Spearman’s death. He remains jailed on bonds totaling $253,000.
And on March 5, officers responded to the Waffle House on Estes Parkway where they found Michael Bauchum, 30, shot and critically injured. Rashandra Godfrey, 37, of Longview was arrested and charged with murder. She was released from jail May 17 on bonds totaling $52,500.