Autopsy: Longview shooting victim suffered gunshot wounds to his back

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A preliminary autopsy reveals that a man found dead after Thursday's shooting in South Longview suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back.

Police say 33-year-old Tyson Jaquay Patterson, of Dallas, was killed during a shooting at a duplex apartment on Garfield Drive at South Green Street before daybreak Thursday. Another man was treated and released at a local hospital after suffering a gunshot wound at the scene, but Longview Police Department has not identified the other victim or eliminated him as a suspect in the case.

"At this time, we don't have any new leads," says Longview police officer Kristie Brian. Unfortunately, especially in cases like this, people are scared to come forward to the police department and tell what they know."

According to results from a preliminary autopsy performed at Forensic Medical of Texas lab in Tyler, Patterson suffered gunshot wounds to the back, with holes to his ribs, lungs, common carotid artery, trachea and internal jugular vein. The autopsy does not reveal the number of gunshot wounds, but a toxicology report is pending.

The autopsy was ordered by Gregg County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Mathis, who pronounced Patterson dead at the scene Thursday.


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