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17-year-old victim identified from late-night Lufkin shooting

Police asking for tips in ongoing investigation
Updated: Apr. 28, 2021 at 11:53 AM CDT
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Lufkin police are investigating the death of a teenager whose body was found in a driveway Tuesday night.

The victim was identified as Christopher “Lil Chris” Rogers, 17, of Lufkin.

Rogers was found shot to death in his driveway at the 700 block of Rowe Ave, according to Lufkin Police.

Around 11:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to reports of three gunshots from an abandoned home on Treadwell Avenue, before a vehicle took off toward Williams Street at a high rate of speed.

According to a news release, a caller flagged down officers and directed them to a driveway near the intersection of Culverhouse Street and Rowe Avenue, across from Collins Chapel CME Church.

A man's body was found near the intersection of Culverhouse Street and Rowe Avenue in Lufkin.
A man's body was found near the intersection of Culverhouse Street and Rowe Avenue in Lufkin.(KTRE staff)

“We still working to determine who are suspects are, what the motive was,” City of Lufkin Communications Director Jessica Pebsworth said. “We just don’t have those pieces of the puzzle at this point. Which is why it is so important that anyone with information come forward.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the Lufkin Police Department at (936) 633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS (8477).

Lufkin Police Department personnel place evidence markers on the ground before taking...
Lufkin Police Department personnel place evidence markers on the ground before taking photographs of the scene.(Lufkin Police Dept.)
Crime scene tape is placed around a Lufkin home connected with the investigation of a fatal...
Crime scene tape is placed around a Lufkin home connected with the investigation of a fatal shooting.(Lufkin Police Dept.)

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