From Tyler’s KLTV.com of December 30, 2006
Suspect Dead In Longview Home Robbery
A home invasion in Longview turns into a deadly volley of shots, leaving one homeowner hospitalized and a suspect dead. It happened around 11:30 last night at a duplex in the 800 block of Georgia lane. Police say 3 suspects, 2 black males and a white female, forced their way into a back door of this duplex on Georgia lane.
"3 suspects forced their way into a rear entrance of the duplex at least one was armed with a hand gun" said Longview police sergeant Shawn Pendleton.
They demanded money, and the residents would not comply. At some point a struggle ensued between the homeowner and the suspects and shots rang out, the homeowner was hit and the suspects quickly fled. 24 year old Charles Parker was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. But he wasn't the only casualty.
"Multiple shots were fired both from the suspects and at least one resident in the home. While we were working that shooting we got another call of a suspect lying in a parking lot. It was one of our suspects from our shooting on Georgia" said Pendleton.
25 year old George Edward Sanders Junior was shot in the chest and head. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died. Neighbors say the home had lots of activity day and night and suspect some illegal activity was going on.
"At this point I don't know whether the suspects knew the victim in the residence or if it was a random incident" Pendleton says.