A shooting at a house in Lufkin Monday afternoon leaves one person dead and another seriously injured. Police say 23-year old Fred Hurts Jr., shot his ex-girlfriend, fled the scene and was found miles away dead from an apparent gunshot wound. It all started about four o'clock yesterday afternoon when police were called to Garvin street. East Texas News spoke with a relative of the victim who tells us they overheard a heated argument between the two and then two gunshots. Police say 21-year old Mykesha Spencer was shot once in the mouth, the bullet existed her throat. She was first treated at a Lufkin hospital and then flown by helicopter to a hospital in Houston. Police say the gunman, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Summer hasn't even started, yet, but the weather is heating up. That means many East Texans are already having trouble paying their electric bills to keep them cool. The Salvation Army in Lufkin is now helping about 20 families a week with utility payments. Many of these working class families have never had to apply for financial assistance before. A copy of your electric bill and proof of income is all the Salvation Army needs before they can provide financial assistance. If they can't help you catch up on your electric bill, they will refer you to another agency.
Lufkin police are investigating a machete attack. 19-year old Marvin Savceda is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say the attack happened at his home on Myrtle street Sunday night after he started fighting with another man. Investigators say just before the attack the victim walked up to Savceda and extended his arm to shake his hand. That's when Savceda is accused of slicing him with the large knife.
A Lufkin man remains in critical but stable condition tonight after he almost drowned. The accident happened Sunday afternoon near East Park on Lake Nacogdoches. 20-year old Juan Rodriguez was swimming outside the designated area when he started to struggle. Witnesses say he then went under for around ten minutes. C-P-R was administered until an ambulance arrived.