UPDATE: Smith County Sheriff officials searching for other suspect in shooting

FOX 51
Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 12:10pm



Lt. Goecking with Smith County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that there was a shooting just outside of Tyler on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

It happened in the 7400 block of County 129 around 11:00 a.m.

According to officials, a male and female were involved in a domestic disturbance when the incident began. The male, who is at this time unidentified, was leaving the residence when the female obtained a .22 caliber firearm. In the course of getting a hold of the weapon, she opened fire on the male, shooting him in the shoulder.

The victim was at the front of the house when he realized he was struck with a bullet, the woman then came out of the house when another male suspect grabbed the gun from the woman and continued to shoot at the other male.

The male victim, fighting for his life at the time, grabbed hold of the second male's arm to keep from being shot again. 

The male suspect was interrupted by an off duty Smith County Jail employee who lived in the area, he then fled from the scene on foot. A foot chase between Smith County officials, local agencies, and Texas Department of Public Safety began.

The perimeter was searched by DPS officials in helicopters and local agencies on the ground. K-9 units were used in the search this afternoon.

At this time, the male suspect has not yet been found.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for his injuries.

One arrest has been made, Tina Allen, 49, was arrested at the scene. Allen was booked into Smith County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon. Bond has not yet been set.

The second suspect in the shooting is still on the loose, if anyone has any information on this man they are asked to call Smith County Sheriff's Office at 903-566-6600.

FOX 51 will continue to update you as more information becomes available.


Smith County Sheriff's Department are at a possible shooting just outside of Tyler in the 7400 block of County Road 129.

No injuries have been reported.

Details are limited but FOX 51 crews on scene are reporting that one woman has been detained.

We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.



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