Lufkin Police have made an arrest connected to yesterday's shooting that occurred around 5:15 p.m. in front of a mobile home in the 600 block of Knight Avenue near the intersection of Lubbock Street.

Contributed Photo/LPD
Contributed Photo/LPD

Witnesses reported seeing and hearing a disturbance in the yard just before shots were fired.

Darren Thomas Jr., 29, of Lufkin, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to the shooting of 23-year-old Brandon Larue, of Lufkin.

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Thomas was taken into custody shortly before noon Friday.

Larue, who suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest, was released from a local hospital yesterday evening. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Department at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS.


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