Marshall Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting Friday night at an East Texas restaurant. Emergency crews were called to Domino's Pizza on Victory Drive where they found two employees shot during a reported armed robbery.
"The ambulance arrived with them and they administered medical attention to and they were transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center here in Marshall," says Marshall Police Department Detective Sonya Johnson.
21-year-old Raymond Gomez of Marshall died of his injuries at the hospital. A female victim was wounded as well. The suspect fled on foot, but his image was caught on surveillance video. That would play a big role in the following hours.
"Several subjects called in on our Crimestoppers, Marshall Crimestoppers tip, line identifying the subject in the video," Johnson says.
A flurry of tips began coming into police, and one lead them to the man they were looking for. 24-year-old Eric Alexander Mills was arrested on a warrant charge of capital murder.
"Eric Alexander Mills was arrested this morning approximately 7 a.m. on tips received. In this situation, the tips that we received helped tremendously, helped tremendously in apprehending this suspect." she says.
A judge has ordered an autopsy for Gomez. Mills is awaiting arraignment on formal charges.
According to friends and Gomez's Facebook page, he was the shift manager at the Domino's Pizza and was a student at Northwestern State University where he was studying music education. The condition of the second victim, whose name has not been released, is unknown.
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