GATESVILLE, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: A man is dead after a weekend shooting in Gatesville.
Gatesville Police have identified the victim as 61-year-old Martin William Davis, of Gatesville. The suspects remain unidentified, and their motive is not known.
Davis was arriving home from H-E-B, and was unloading his groceries from his vehicle when the incident took place. Video surveillance from the home is under review, and investigators are releasing still frames in hopes they assist in identifying the suspects.
The pictures below show three men approaching the residence while wearing clothing covering their faces and arms. A few seconds later, at least one suspect fired the fatal shot – and then all three men fled to the south from the residence.
Gatesville Police originally responded around 9:36 p.m. Sunday to a call of a reported shooting victim in the 1600 block of Waco Street. When officers arrived, they Davis with gunshot wounds lying on the ground outside the front door of his residence. EMS personnel arrived a short time later, and were not able to revive Davis.
Officers spoke to several witnesses in the area while investigators with Gatesville Police and Texas Rangers arrived to process the scene for evidence. Coryell County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Gatesville Fire Department also assisted at the scene.
Police say Davis was standing near his open front door, when three people approached him from the street. Within moments, one of the people fired a handgun at Davis – striking him at least once. The three people then fled on foot back toward Waco Street, and possibly across an open field to the south toward Saunders Street.
Police say none of the three suspects have been identified. If you have any information about this incident, you can call the Gatesville Police Department at 254-865-2226, or Centex Crime Stoppers at 254-865-8477.
This is a developing story. FOX 44 News will have more information as it becomes available.