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TJC students suspects in homicide

Two Tyler Junior College students are under investigation as suspects in a homicide that occurred on Oct. 14 at Varsity Place Apartments, located off of Varsity Drive.

Police arrested 21-year-old Keith Dotson and 21-year-old Jeremy Walker, both from Houston, the morning of Oct. 14, and obtained an arrest warrant for Murder for Walker on Oct. 15.

Tyler Police Department was called to the scene in response to gunshots at the complex. When the officers arrived, they found 20-year-old Ricky R. Davis, from Hallsville, deceased due to a gunshot wound to the head.

According to witnesses, the suspect went to an apartment, obtained a handgun and returned firing several shots into a group of people in the parking lot. Davis was the only person struck by the gunfire.

According to Officer Don Martin, one of the suspects and the victim had a physical altercation prior to the shooting, but the cause is still under investigation.

Both suspects were arrested for unrelated warrants and are currently in Smith County Jail. Walker’s Bond was set at $750,000 by Judge Skeen, and Dotson’s bond was set at $3,000.

Investigators continue to look at the possibility that other suspects are involved. This case is still under investigation.

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