Lufkin Man Dies in Brutal Shooting After Answering Knock at Door
Detectives and other law enforcement personnel with the Lufkin Police Department are investigating a shooting death that occurred late Monday night in the 1100 block Maberry Street. This is located in north Lufkin near Winston Park.
A male victim was shot at his home by an unknown suspect around 11:13 p.m. after answering a knock at the door. Family members who were in another room at the time immediately called 911. They told officers they did not see or hear the suspect.
Lufkin Police have been conducting an investigation in that neighborhood in order to procure leads in the case. It is not known if the suspect fled on foot or in a vehicle.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Department at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers 936-639-TIPS.
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The suspect in the Sunday morning gas station robbery and carjacking is identified as Jamelle Yantoine Parker, 35, of Amarillo.
An officer wounded Parker following the incidents which occurred around 3:20 a.m. Sunday off west Loop 287. Parker, who was paroled from prison on Dec. 19, 2022, was arrested and taken to an out-of-town hospital following the incidents. He has now been transported to the Angelina County Jail on numerous charges.
Parker will also have to answer for a Beaumont-area crime spree committed two hours before the Lufkin incidents.
Beaumont Crime Spree:
Officials with the Lufkin PD learned from the Beaumont Police Department that Parker carjacked a woman who was airing up her tires at a convenience store around 11 p.m. Saturday. About an hour later, he robbed a Beaumont convenience store and threatened the clerk’s life. After fleeing the gas station robbery, he drove the stolen SUV into a glass entrance at Parkdale Mall and stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from two separate jewelry and perfume kiosks, according to a press release from Beaumont Police.
Lufkin Crime Spree:
Parker then apparently headed to Lufkin where he wrecked the stolen SUV into a Frank Avenue Big’s, robbed the store, and threatened to kill the store clerk. Following the robbery, he fled on foot to a nearby Whataburger where he assaulted, threatened, and carjacked a drive-thru customer. In both incidents, Parker alluded to having a gun while reaching into his waistband.
An officer responding to the gas station robbery arrived at Whataburger to witness the carjacking in progress. The officer attempted to stop the carjacking by blocking the drive-thru with his patrol vehicle. That is when Parker drove the stolen SUV forward, toward the officer and the officer fired upon him. The officer wounded Parker in the legs.
The officer was not injured in the incident.
Parker was taken into custody after he wrecked while attempting to evade officers in the stolen vehicle.
A search of the stolen Beaumont vehicle (wrecked into the Lufkin Big’s) uncovered what appeared to be sales tags that had been removed from jewelry. Parker was also wearing a large amount of gold jewelry at the time of his arrest.
Lufkin Police detectives are coordinating with Beaumont Police Department on the return of the recovered vehicle and jewelry.
Parker has been arrested 10 times in the state of Texas on offenses including two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault against an elderly individual, burglary of a habitation, burglary of a vehicle, criminal trespass, evading arrest, and prohibited substance in a correctional facility. He was released from prison early on a 15-year sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was to be on parole until July 1, 2026.
Per Lufkin Police Department policy, the Texas Rangers are investigating the officer-involved shooting.
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