One Dead, One Jailed Following Tyler County Shooting

The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office reports a 43-year old man was shot and killed yesterday near

Spurger. Deputies arrived on the scene yesterday afternoon off of County Road 4375 and found

43-year old Jeremy Smith, of Spurger, dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. The suspect, 83-

year old Wilmer Taylor of Spurger, was arrested and transported to the Tyler County Jail. The

two men were neighbors and reportedly were arguing over property. The investigation continues.

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