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Tyler Co. Sheriff's deputies arrest man accused of shooting, killing wife

Andrew Linscomb (Source: Tyler County Sheriff's Office) Andrew Linscomb (Source: Tyler County Sheriff's Office)
TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Tyler County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 40-year-old man on a murder charge at a Houston hospital on Friday.

Andrew “AJ” Jackson Linscomb, of Colmesneil, had been in the hospital since March 14, when he allegedly shot himself. TCSO investigators believe that Andrew Linscomb shot and killed his wife, Tonia Linscomb, 39, and then turned the gun on himself.

Andrew Linscomb was taken to the Tyler County Justice Center, where he was booked on a first-degree felony murder charge. Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford set his bail amount at $1.5 million.

According to a press release, the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at about 8:34 a.m. on March 14 from a man stating that he had shot his wife and himself.

When the deputies arrived at the home on County Road 3240, they spotted a baby in the open front door area of the home. The baby appeared to be unharmed, the press release stated.

At that point, the TCSO deputies search the home and found Tonia Linscomb and Andrew Linscomb, 41. Both people had apparent gunshot wounds.

Andrew Linscomb was airlifted to a hospital in Beaumont, and Tonia Linscomb was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford. An autopsy was ordered in the case.

“Numerous evidence items, including a 9mm handgun, were collected at the scene by Investigators from the Tyler County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers,” the press release stated. “At time of press release, Investigators were preparing paperwork to submit to a Magistrate for the issuance of an arrest warrant for Andrew Linscomb, charging him with murder.”

According to the press release, the baby found at the scene was the couple's grandchild. They baby was returned to their mother unharmed.

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