LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Police Department released the identity of the victim, who was shot and killed during an attempted robbery of a Dollar General, Friday night.
According to law enforcement, Darrence Kindle, 31, of Lufkin was the man murdered during the robbery.
The investigation revealed that Kindle had just gotten off work at Georgia Pacific and went to Dollar General at 1401 Kurth Drive, to buy cigarettes.
"It's a life changing event, not only for me, but for the family and the people that are involved," said Shankle.
The city councilman was also one of the people who notified the family of Kindle's death.
"And, it was really hard and life changing to have to tell someone that their child is not here anymore," said Shankle.
However, Shankle said that he feels like this crime isn't specific to the North Lufkin community.
"It's tragic that it happened, but it can happen anywhere and in any parts of the town," said Shankle. "It just happened to be in our community last night."