1 wounded, 1 arrested in Rusk County

RUSK COUNTY - One person was wounded and another arrested after police were called to a disturbance in Rusk County on Sept 4.

Authorities were dispatched to County Road 2191D in Tatum on Sept. 4 and found one victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was airlifted to a Tyler hospital for treatment.

During the investigation, authorities determined the shooting occurred at County Road 2188D1 in Tatum, and the victim fled on foot to the other residence for help. Authorities also determined that the shooting happened because of an argument between the victim and a suspect, 25-year-old Antonio Manue Contreras-Vielma. 

Contreras-Vielma fled the scene but was later arrested in Longview with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Service. He was booked into the Gregg County Jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a $250,000 bond, but later released to another agency.

The victim's name has not been released and his condition remains unknown at this time.

(© 2016 KYTX)


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