UPDATE: Man arrested following shooting at Tyler hotel

Suspect identified in weekend shooting that endangered guests at two northwest Tyler motels.

Tyler police  are investigating a shooting that occurred at the Royal Inn and Economy Inn in the early morning hours of Sept 2.

Officers responded to a caller just after midnight who said that shots had been fired at both locations.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that two men had been arguing but both had left the scene.

Further investigating revealed that one of the suspects fired a shot from the Royal Inn at the other suspect who was standing on a balcony at the adjacent Economy Inn.

A short time later, police arrested Christopher Johnson in connection with the shooting and booked Johnson in Smith County jail. Police are still looking for the second suspect at this time.

Tyler police say this is an on-going investigation. CBS19 will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they develop. 


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