Man Jailed In Greenville Shot, Killed Adult Son By Mistake, Family Says
GREENVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – A man is in custody after a deadly shooting and hours-long standoff in Hunt County.
It happened just before 2:30 a.m. in Greenville, where police responded to a report of shots fired at a home on Walnut Street.
When officers arrived they found a man injured with a believed gunshot wound. He was taken to Hunt Regional Medical Center but was later pronounced dead.
He was identified as Demontre Diquincy Washington.
Officers say the suspected gunman holed up inside a house on Walnut and refused to come out. It was after a nearly seven-hour standoff with local police and SWAT that the man, who has not been identified, finally surrendered.
A longtime friend of the suspected shooter told CBS 11 News that the victim was the gunman’s son.
“He was a pretty good guy. I mean, I seen [sic] him a couple days ago at the store. I usually see him around all the time,” said Tony Johnson. “I call him ‘nephew’ because I know that… he’s, he was a pretty good guy.”
Police continue to investigate this shooting and are expected to released more information later today.
Greenville is about 50 miles northeast of Dallas.