LUFKIN, Texas — Officials have identified the victim and the alleged suspect in Sunday morning's shooting in Lufkin.
According to Lufkin Police, Penny Price, 19, of Huntington, has been charged with murder in connection to death of 19-year-old Elvin Alday, of Lufkin.
The incident occurred near the intersection of Lowery Street and North Timberland Drive, around 3:10 a.m.
According to Lufkin police, it appears a Alday was the backseat passenger in a Chevy pickup, fleeing from a disturbance. The suspect, Price, then shot from his vehicle at the moving pickup, fatally wounding Alday.
Officers were told that Price chased the pickup down Timberland Drive for several blocks. The other passengers in the pickup could not give a clear description of the suspect's vehicle due to ducking to take cover.
They said they believe the vehicle stopped chasing them near the intersection of Timberland Drive and Paul Avenue. They continued down Timberland Drive and met up with officers on Tulane Drive.
However, by that time Alday had lost consciousness and was not breathing. Officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Officials say they believe this incident is not connected to shootings that have occurred earlier this year.
Price remains in the Angelina County Jail on a $75,000 bond.
The investigation is ongoing. Officials say more arrests are expected.
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.
Elvin Alday had just graduated from Lufkin High School this summer. His family and friends describe him as a hard worker and a talented drummer. He loved his family, God, and his car.
A GoFundMe account has been sent up to help his family. If you would like to donate, click here.