Police were called to the 5100 block of Capitol Avenue in west Abilene on May 10, 2023, at 2:10 p.m. for a report of an injured person. When the police came, they discovered a male lying in the street with what seemed to be a gunshot wound. The male victim was taken to the hospital where he was later declared dead.
The victim, identified as 41-year-old Eric Tonche, has had his next of kin notified. Police officers looked about for a suspect but were unable to find him.
At 8:20 p.m. on May 10, hours after the homicide, police made an arrest of 20-year-old Marvin Kyree Jones Jr. at the Mall of Abilene after conducting a thorough search.
The inquiry is ongoing.
Jones will be imprisoned at the Taylor County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Murder.
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