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RCSO: Mount Enterprise man fatally shoots brother

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Released by the Rusk County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: At 6:34 Monday morning, Rusk County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Lewis residence in the 15000 block of County 3167 near Mount Enterprise. According to a report, two men who are brothers were involved in an altercation that left one of the men dead.

Upon arrival, 24-year-old Brian Jerome Townsend, of Mount Enterprise, was arrested for the shooting death of his brother, 32-year-old Alonzo Lewis. Townsend has been booked into the Rusk County Jail today on $500,000 bond, charged with murder.

The shooting remains under investigation. The Rusk County District Attorney's Office and the Texas Rangers are assisting in the probe, RCSO Sgt. David Roberts said.


UPDATE: Rusk County Sheriff's Sgt. David Roberts has identified the suspect as Brian Jerome Townsend.


MOUNT ENTERPRISE/RUSK COUNTY (KYTX) - Rusk County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the county's first homicide of 2013.

Sgt. David Roberts says investigators have arrested one man for killing another man on County Road 3167 near Mount Enterprise early Monday. No other details have been released at this time.

Roberts says he will issue a statement on the homicide within the next hour.

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