Friday, January 31 2014 12:25 PM EST2014-01-31 17:25:45 GMT
The Tyler Police Department is on the scene of a shooting at Broadway Square Mall where one person has been shot dead. Officials say the shooting happened just after 9am Saturday in the mall parking lotMore >>
Ricky Neal Jr. has been charged with 1st degree murder.More >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Former Chapel Hill standout Christopher Mass was shot and killed in Tyler Saturday morning at the Broadway Square Mall.
Police said Chris was outside the JC Penney with three others when 25 year old Ricky Neal Jr. from Henderson pulled out a 40 caliber handgun from his car and fired several rounds. Chris was shot twice and died at the scene.
Mass was very good dual sport player during his high school career at Chapel Hill, most notably in basketball. Chris helped lead the Bulldogs to their first ever trip to the state tournament in 2007. He was also a top 20 recruit in football from East Texas. Chris would eventually join the football team at Stephen F. Austin.
Neal and his girlfriend went to Broadway Square Mall to purchase some shoes. Neal went alone into the mall and got into a verbal confrontation with two subjects already in the mall. Investigators were told that Neal and these subjects were going to go outside the mall to fight over their disagreement that stemmed from a tweet from Neal to one of the subjects girlfriend.
Chris was born October 7, 1989. His mother is Latrese Mass.
In 2006, Chris gave an an interview to Maya Golden back as a part of our "7 Questions" series, in which she talked to East Texas high school athletes. You can read that interview here.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:45 GMT
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Katelyn Beard's body was found during a search by local law enforcement Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:28:36 GMT
The search is over for the missing Mississippi 17-year-old at the center of the weekend Amber Alert. Katelyn Beard's body was found Tuesday before noon, off of Darden road, near the scene of a morningMore >>
The coroner said her body had been dumped for at least two days, and she was shot in the head.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:50:53 GMT
Firefighters are working a fatal fire at a home located at 507 Vancleave Avenue in Ocean Springs Tuesday afternoon. Officials say at least one person is confirmed dead. WLOX News crews are on the scene.More >>
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