UPDATE: Lufkin police identify Spence Street homicide victim

1 person was killed in a shooting Monday evening in Lufkin.

UPDATE: The victim in Monday's shooting is 38-year-old Jerone Jones. According to police, he is originally from Houston, but lived in Lufkin for many years.

Police continue to work the homicide and have not yet revealed whether they have any suspects.

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The Lufkin Police Department is on scene of a homicide that happened earlier Monday evening.

According to Lufkin Police Public Relations Specialist Jessica Pebsworth, a call came in just after 5 p.m. Monday evening in the 1800 block of Spence Street, stating that a man had been shot.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a Lufkin hospital, but did not survive his injuries.

"This is an active investigation and our detectives are hard at work to bring the suspect or suspects into custody," Pebsworth said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Department at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.

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