Released by the Kilgore Police Department:
On Saturday, 10-05-2013, at approximately 9:12 p.m. Kilgore Police Officers responded to 3009 Mustang Dr., Kilgore, Texas due to a report of a person being shot. Upon arrival, police found Kayla Elizabeth Williams, 17 years of age, of Hallsville, Texas deceased within the residence from an apparent gunshot wound. Witnesses identified Coby Ray Hudgins, 22 years of age, of Kilgore Texas as the person who shot Kayla Williams with a handgun and left the residence prior to arrival of police. Williams had reportedly been at the residence with a small group of friends visiting Coby Hudgins. Mr. Hudgins, upon leaving the residence, was soon involved in a motor vehicle crash on FM 2087 and arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety for DWI. After initial investigation by the Kilgore Police Department's Criminal Investigation Unit, Mr. Hudgins was charged with Murder. Coby Hudgins is currently incarcerated in the Gregg County Jail. A bond of $1000 was set for the DWI and a bond of $100,000 was set for Murder.