Man Shot in Chest in Late Night Shooting in Northeast Lufkin
According to a report from the Lufkin Police Departemtn, at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday night, LPD was notified that Taurus Roberson, 25, walked into a local emergency room saying he had been shot in the chest. He had driven himself to the hospital and left his vehicle parked outside the ER entrance. Officers arriving at the hospital noticed there were bullet holes in Roberson’s Dodge Challenger.
Roberson told officers he had been contacted by someone via Snapchat who wanted to meet him in “Lufkin Land” which is the neighborhood off of Paul Avenue inside Loop 287. He said he left his home at 11:35 p.m. to meet the person.
Roberson said he did not remember the exact location, but that once he arrived two men began to shoot at him. He described them as “light skinned,” wearing blue bandanas over their faces.
Roberson is expected to recover from his injuries.
This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Department at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.