UPDATE: Arrest made in connection with shooting of Longview repo man

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:10am

LONGVIEW — On May 24th, at 5:17 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a Shooting Just Occurred in the 1300 Block of East Birdsong Street.

When Officers arrived they found 22 year-old Joseph Castillo shot in the arm. Another employee had been injured from shattered glass when a bullet struck the wrecker’s window.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The two victims were attempting to repossess the suspect’s car. Police searched the area and located a man fitting the suspect’s description. The suspect was later identified as William Walton 26, of Longview.

Walton was arrested for two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Information from Longview Police.


Lisa Cross, a worker for East Texas Auto Recovery, tells KFXK two repo men showed up around 5:00 p.m. to repo the car on East Birdsong in South Longview.

Cross said when the men were trying to take the car that's when the owner allegedly shot at the workers.

One of the workers was outside of the tow truck at the time and took off on foot, while the driver drove away.

Cross tells KFXK the driver was shot in the arm and the other worker was injured by broken glass.

Both were taken to a local hospital and Cross says their injuries are not life threatening.

A KFXK photographer at the scene says police had a person in the back of a squad car and left the scene with the unknown person shortly after 8:00 p.m.

No word on the person connection to the shooting.

Stay with KFXK as we follow this story.


Police are on the scene of a shooting at a home on the 13-hundred block of Birdsong in Longview.

Longview Police say, a repo man went to confiscate a vehicle and the owner wasn't having it.

So, they say, the owner shot the repo man.

The victim was taken to a local hospital.

No arrests have been made.

We have a crew on scene.

We'll bring you more on this story, coming up on KFXK News at 10.


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