JASPER, Texas — Officers have made an arrest after one person was shot to death in Jasper Sunday night, officials said.
Justin Devar Scott, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene of the homicide according to a Jasper Police Department news release.
Officers arrested 24-year-old Billy Wayne Webb as the suspected shooter on Monday afternoon around 1:45.
Webb's bond is set at $200,000. Witnesses said a physical altercation happened between Scott and the Webb.
The homicide happened at a house near Cavin Street and Peachtree Street, Jasper Police Lieutenant Garett Foster said.
A second person at the house originally told police they were grazed by a bullet, but officers said Monday evening they are not able to confirm whether the person was really hurt.
The weapon Jasper Police believe the suspect used was found on Peachtree Street.
This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.
From a Jasper Police Department news release:
On Sunday 11/8/20 the Jasper Police Department dispatch received several 911 calls regarding a shooting that occurred at the corner of Peachtree and Cavin Streets. Officers arrived to find a black male in front of a residence located in the 200 block of Cavin Street that had been shot with a small unknown caliber weapon. The victim succumbed to his injury shortly after officers arrived. Officers learned from a potential witness that the shooting had occurred around the corner at a residence located at 767 Peachtree Stree.. Officers within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Department were notified and arrived at the scene shortly thereafter. Precinct #5 Justice of the Peace Brett Holloway was notified and pronounced 33-year-old Justin Devar Scott deceased at the scene. Detectives along with the Crime Scene Technician began to process the scene and interview witnesses. Through the investigation Detectives learned that the suspected shooter was a 24-year-old white male from Jasper, Texas. Officer learned from witnesses that some type of physical altercation occurred between the deceased and suspect shorty before the shooting occurred.
The suspect, who has not been formally charged and arraigned, was arrested on Monday 11/09/20 at approximately 1:45pm at the law offices of Morian & Kahla located at 270 East Lamar Street. This is still an ongoing investigation.
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