ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – Angelina Co. Sheriff's deputies are now getting warrants to charge Raymond Wilson II, 45, of Lufkin with three counts of murder for allegedly shooting and killing two females and one male. The three were pronounced dead Sunday evening at a residence in Rivercrest Community, just north of Lufkin.
Authorities aren't releasing their names until next of kin is notified. Sheriff Kent Henson said one of the victim's was Wilson's girlfriend, the other two were good friends. Henson said it appeared alcohol was a factor in the shootings.
In an unrelated incident, Henson said sheriff's deputies responded to a call concerning Wilson Sunday afternoon.
Countless neighbors and relatives gathered around the grim scene Sunday night. Wilson's family members expressed shock that authorities believe he could be connected to the deaths of three people they say were his close friends.
"There's nothing that nobody can say that take it back, that can bring the lives back, can't bring my uncle back. So what can be said? Another one bites the dust," said Julie Wilson, suspect's niece.
Wilson is behind bars. Authorities said he is a suspect, but as of Sunday evening no charges were filed against Wilson. Check to KTRE for more information as it becomes available.