1 dead in Crockett shooting

Tony Robinson mug shot courtesy of Houston County Jail.
Tony Robinson mug shot courtesy of Houston County Jail.

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - By Holley Nees - email

CROCKETT, Texas (KTRE) - Crockett Police are investigating a shooting death of a man Monday night. One suspect, Tony Robinson, 43, of Crockett, was arrested and charged with murder.

According to a Crockett Police press release, Aundra Fonta Hamilton, 28, of Crockett, knocked on the door at 107 Alex McMearn Street around 8 p.m. Robinson answered the door and an argument ensued between the two.

Crockett Police believe during the argument, Robinson used a pistol to shoot Hamilton.

A justice of the peace pronounced Hamilton dead at the scene.

Texas Ranger Jim Huggins and the Houston County Sheriff's Office are assisting in the investigation.

Robinson is being held in the Houston County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

"I know I've got to forgive him in order to make it to heaven, but I think he deserves what's going to happen to him," said Hamilton's cousin, Adrain Burton.

Adrain Burton looks at his blood-soaked clothes.

He hasn't changed since he says he held his dying cousin in his arms.

"You're not supposed to be angry, but I'm very angry, upset and mad," Burton said. "But you know, I know I just have to put it in God's hands."

Burton says he was with his cousin when they knocked on the door to ask Robinson a question.

"Just some questions that we were just going to talk and just chill," Burton said. "I don't know if he had something on his mind and got mad or angry."

Some neighbors say Hamilton and Robinson had been drinking that day.

"I heard a gunshot," said a neighbor, Asheley Easterling. "I say that's too close to me, I got to go see. I came outside. I made it to the end of the street. All I seen was the dead body laying in the middle of the street."

Friends and family stand near blood stains on the street, hoping to find answers.

"I really love him," Burton said. "I'm going to miss him."

"He was a really good kid, very respectable," said neighbor Lashonda Denby.

"I lost a brother that there isn't no way that I could bring him back and my mom done lost a son," said Hamilton's sister, Anitikia Hamilton. "But his wife, they can go visit him. I can't go visit my brother."

For Burton, it's hard to let go and face reality.

"I just told him to 'Hold on, man,'" Burton said. "I didn't want him to die on me."

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