TYLER (AP) – A Tyler man is accused of fatally shooting a friend who was allegedly kissed on the cheek by the gunman’s wife in a show of comfort.

Smith County Jail records showed 45-year-old Ricky Jay Reynolds was held Tuesday on charges of murder, unlawfully carrying a weapon and evading arrest. Bond was $230,000. Electronic jail records did not list a lawyer for Reynolds, who was captured following Sunday night’s attack.

Sheriff’s Lt. Tony Dana says the victim was 39-year-old Chad Otis Jones of Arlington.

Dana says the suspect’s wife told officers that her brother had died and she was going through her sibling’s home when she kissed Jones on the cheek, as a sign of encouragement. Jones allegedly needed a place to live and was staying at the residence.

Dana says Reynolds saw the kiss.

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