Fatal weekend shooting in Longview determined accidental

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Suspect in fatal shooting over the weekend in Longview has been identified.

Longview investigators learned that 30-year-old Byron Marcel Houston had been joking around with the victim by pointing a loaded gun at her and accidentally shot Barbara Lorena Hudson in the back on Saturday, November 17 around 1:53 p.m.

According to the initial statements, witnesses told officers on the scene that an unknown black male came into the home and argued with the victim before firing a handgun at Hudson.

Hudson was hit in the back by a single bullet and pronounced dead at Good Shepherd Medical Center.

Houston was arrested for manslaughter and booked into the Gregg County Jail without incident.

Houston's surety bond is set for $50,000.

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