20-year-old Marvin Kyree Jones Jr. arrested in connection with Eric Tonche death in west Abilene, Texas

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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