Man dies after shooting with Tyler Junior College campus police

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UPDATE: (7:22 P.M.)- The man who was armed and allegedly made a threat to a TJC employee died on Wednesday.

The man was identified as Pedro Martinez Jr., 66, of Tyler. The shooting happened at the 1000 block of Baxter Avenue. According to TJC, Martinez pointed his weapon at the officer, so the campus official used his service firearm to “stop the threat.”

The TJC campus officer called for EMS and provided first aid, but Martinez died at a local hospital.

TJC said this was an isolated incident, and there was no additional threat to the community. No students or other individuals were involved in the shooting.

This story is developing. KETK will keep you updated as more information comes out.

UPDATE: (5:19 P.M.) Texas Rangers have been requested by the Tyler Junior College Police Department to investigate the shooting.

Officials say that this investigation is ongoing and that no additional information is currently available at this time.

This story is developing. KETK will keep you updated as more information comes out.


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – A Tyler Junior College campus police officer was involved in a shooting with a person that was armed with a weapon.

According to spokesperson Elise Mullinix, the officer responded to a situation where an employee allegedly was being threatened.

Witnesses say that the cop was an African-American male and the man shot was white. The man has been taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown.

Officials say that the situation is under control. An investigation is being made.

This story is developing. KETK will keep you updated as more information comes out.

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