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Two shot and one killed in Polk County

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Shooting GraphicFrom Enterprise Staff

Two people were shot, one fatally, following an altercation that occurred at the Down Under Club in the 300 block of Pan American Drive early Sunday and a local man has been charged with murder.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Livingston Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Ranger responded to the 911 call arrived at the scene and learned that two people had been shot and taken to St. Luke’s Health Memorial Hospital by personal vehicles, according to Chief Deputy Rickie Childers. Jeric Smith, 26, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Tykedrick Love, 22, was air-lifted to a Houston hospital.

The suspect, Marcell Thomas Jr., 39 of Corrigan, turned himself in to the sheriff’s office where he was interviewed by investigators, charged with murder and booked into the Polk County Jail.

The case is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810.

“We would like to thank the Livingston Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Ranger Eric Lopez for their assistance in the investigation,” Childers said.   

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