Tyler police investigating shooting death of radio personality's brother


TYLER (KYTX) - Joshua McGill was a young man who was looking forward to his future.

The 21-year-old had just started a new position at his job before he was shot in the back in the parking lot at the Kensington Place apartments Monday night.

"He was really just a joy to be around, he had a great smile and a great personality," said Jocqulyn Young.


His older sister, Jocqulyn Young, is a popular radio host known as "Baby J" by many East Texas radio listeners.

She was in shock when she learned her younger brother had died.

"It's painful, it's tough, there's a mix of emotion with everyone who loved Joshua and knew Joshua. It's anger, it's hurt, it's confusion, at times it's a little bit of rage," explained Young.


Joshua's family nor Tyler police know who was responsible for the pulling the trigger.

Investigators do know the person used a shot gun.

"They're trying to sort out the details of exactly what did happen, so things are sketchy right now. We really don't want to put anything out there and unless we know for sure what did happen," said Officer Don Martin.

According to Tyler police reports, the Kensington Place apartment complex has long history of crime, from aggravated assault to burglary.

"There's cops in and out of here all the time," said Matthew Huckabee.


Matthew Huckabee's sister tried to perform CPR on Joshua Monday night. He thinks the apartment management should do more to prevent this from happening again.

"More security, maybe a gated fence," said Huckabee.

As for Joshua's family, they just want answers as they prepare to lay him to rest.

"He had a lot of friends and a lot of people love him, a lot of people are going to miss him, including myself and my family," added Young.




Tyler Police Department:

UPDATE: TYLER (KYTX) - On Monday June 3, 2013 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Officers responded to the Kensington Apartments located at 4400 Paluxy in reference to a gunshot call.  The caller advised someone had been shot in the parking lot.

Officers arriving on scene located the victim, identified as Joshua McGill, 21, of Whitehouse in the parking lot being attended by a citizen.  The victim had been shot once in the back with a shotgun. 

EMS transported the victim to East Texas Medical Center Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The case is currently under investigation by the Tyler Police Department. 

If you have any information about the suspects involved in this crime you are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crime Stoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833).  Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.




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