Deputies arrest accused gunman in Smith County shooting

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:07pm

Authorities have arrested a man believed to be the shooter in an incident that took place last week.

On March 7, shortly before 3:30 p.m., Rodrick Cridell Reece, 29, of Jacksonville, reportedly shot someone at a home County Road 1113, also known as Lake Placid Road, near Highway 155 South.

According to witnesses, Reece allegedly shot his cousin, 52-year-old Ricky Taylor.

Authorities were able to locate Reece on a county road near the crime scene after receiving an anonymous tip, said a Smith County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

Reece was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

The man who was shot during the incident was treated and released from a Tyler hospital.


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