Lufkin Police have released more details concerning Tuesday night's shooting.  According to the release, at 11:31 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired in the Culverhouse Street area. a caller reported hearing three shots and seeing a car flee the area toward Williams Street at a high rate of speed. The caller believed the shots came from an abandoned home on Treadwell Street. The witness could not describe the car’s make or color.

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A short time later, a passerby flagged officers down and said there was a man lying on a driveway at 711 Rowe St. across from Collins Chapel CME Church. Officers checked on the man and found that he had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased in last night’s shooting has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher “Lil Chris” Rogers, of Lufkin.


Contributed Photo/LPD
Contributed Photo/LPD

The investigation is ongoing and no other information has been released as of now. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Department at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.

Please keep the Rogers’ family in your thoughts and prayers.

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