Suspect sought in shooting death

Longview police are investigating the death of a man found shot to death — the city’s 10th homicide of the year.

At about 6:43 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of 15th and Young streets near a Family Dollar store.

“Officers located an adult male with apparent gunshot wounds who was pronounced deceased at the scene,” police said on Facebook. “Longview Police Detectives are actively working this case as a homicide.”

Police did not provide more details, including the identity of the victim.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Longview Police Department at 903-237-1199 or 903-237-1157.

Those who wish to remain anonymous should contact Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP(7867) or online at

The death is the city’s 10th homicide of 2020. Others this year are:

James Barron, 30, of Longview was arrested and charged with murder after 58-year-old Llewellyn Williams was found dead in his home on the 1200 block of Eighth Street. Police discovered the body during a welfare check June 20.

Ernest Berry Neal, 36, was found dead outside his home June 7 in the 3400 block of Morrison Street. Police are investigating his death.

Prometheaus Washington, 27, of Dallas was charged May 9 with criminally negligent homicide after Gregg County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson said Washington was in the back seat of a vehicle holding a handgun near the intersection of Mobberly Avenue and Young Street when the gun discharged, striking a male victim in the front seat who was killed.

Angelita Ruiz, 39, of Longview, was arrested April 29 and charged with murder in the shooting death of a man who was found with life-threatening injuries that morning at a home in the 1700 block of Live Oak Drive. Police said the shooting appeared to be “domestic related” and did not release the name of the man.

Andrea Burks, 40, was charged April 28 with capital murder after police say she smothered her 3-month-old daughter with a pillow and tried to smother her two other daughters because she feared authorities would take them away.

Nolan Trezhon Gardner Johnson, 20, of Longview, was arrested Feb. 19 after the fatal shooting of Damian Devon Daniels, 26, of Gladewater the previous day outside the home Johnson shared with his mother on Finch Drive.

Brandon Keith Harris, 37, of Longview was arrested in connection with the Jan. 30 shooting death of Valerie Hackett, 24, at the Ware Meadows Apartments in the 900 block of South High Street.

Eduardo Sereno, 19, of Longview was charged with criminally negligent homicide in the Jan. 22 fatal shooting of Bryan Rivera, 17, on Scenic Drive.

Courtney Stern is a public safety reporter covering a wide range of topics. She grew up in Baltimore and later earned a journalism degree from the University of Miami. Stern moved to East Texas from Iowa with her husband and two dogs, Pebbles and Bam Bam.