LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man was arrested Thursday night and charged in connection with a shooting death at an apartment complex.
East Texas News obtained a copy of the death inquest form from Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Billy Ball. In the form, the victim was identified as Ronnie Roberts, 46, of Lufkin.
Police said it occurred around 11:30 p.m. outside the Highpointe Plaza apartments off North John Redditt Drive in Lufkin.
Ball's office requested an autopsy be performed on Roberts' body. The inquest form stated that Roberts was shot with a shotgun, and he had an entry wound on his left side.
Timothy Lemond White, 35, was taken into custody moments after officers arrived at the apartment complex. Witnesses told officers they saw White throw a rifle over a nearby fence shortly after shots were fired.
Roberts was taken to CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Lufkin, where he was pronounced dead.
White remains in the Angelina County Jail. He was charged with murder and tampering with evidence. No bail amount has been set for White's charges yet.
Lufkin Police released the 911 call. In the call, the caller stated to dispatch that the person that was dead was killed by accident. In the call a woman in the background is also heard screaming that Roberts was shot and killed. A man is also screaming, "I didn't do it".
White has an arrest record that dates back to March of 2000. His charges include criminal trespass, resisting arrest, assault-family violence, assault of a public servant, interfering with the duties of a public servant, interfering with an emergency call, public intoxication and numerous misdemeanor traffic offenses.
Roberts also has an arrest record, according to the Angelina County Jail website. His arrest record dates back to September of 1993. While most of his charges were for misdemeanor traffic offenses, he has also also been arrested for felony theft, criminal trespass, burglary of a building, evading arrest, failure to identify as a fugitive, assault, driving while intoxicated, and possession of drug paraphernalia.