Police: Tyler teen arrested after shots ring out, neighbors tried to help alleged domestic violence victim

Crime & Public Safety

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – A Tyler teen has been arrested and booked on several charges after shots rang out near the Tyler Junior College campus on Tuesday.

Just before noon, multiple witnesses, including a Tyler PD officer, heard gunshots. When they arrived at the scene in the 1900 block of Parklen Street, a woman ran out of a home saying a man living in the home had assaulted her.

19-year-old Thaddeus Taylor was arrested at the scene on domestic violence charges, three counts of aggravated assault and illegally firing a gun inside the city limits.

Officer Andy Erbaugh said to KETK in a phone interview that Taylor had also been seen firing pistol rounds into the air.

Online records show that Taylor has previously pleaded guilty on charges for selling tobacco to minors and burglary. He was currently on a sentence of seven years probation.

While Taylor was being arrested on family violence charges, officers noticed rifle rounds in the yard across the street. A man and a woman living in the home have been detained for questioning, but Erbaugh said that the neighbors were attempting to help the woman who ran from Taylor.

Erbaugh said that Taylor allegedly then threatened all three of them before firing his gun into the air.

He also stated that the chief of police for TJC was at the scene of the shooting, but the campus has not been locked down because they believe any threat has been contained.

This story is developing. Check back for updates

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