updated 9:22 PM UTC, Jul 8, 2020

Warren man dead, another injured after shooting

by Emily Waldrep

A Warren man is dead after a shooting that occurred on Thursday, May 9 near County Road 1840 and FM 2827.

At approximately 11 a.m the Tyler County Sheriff's department received two 9-1-1 calls simultaneously. One caller reported hearing shots next door to her residence, and the second caller, identified as Peggy Dean, reported that two people had been shot at her residence.

DPS Trooper Michael Priest arrived on scene approximately nine minutes after the 9-1-1 calls were made and made contact with Peggy Dean.

According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, Dean told police that her estranged husband, identified as Gary Dean, had broken into her home with a sledgehammer by breaking the glass on the patio doors and shot her boyfriend, Billy Stanford, in the shoulder. Peggy Dean then retrieved a gun from her home and shot her estranged husband, Gary Dean, four times. Gary Dean was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff's Department, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Tyler County Constable's Office Precinct One all responded to the scene.

Numerous items of evidence were collected at the scene, including digital video surveillance equipment. All indications lead law enforcement to believe that Mr. Dean entered the residence forcefully with the intent to cause harm.

Dogwood EMS treated Stanford at the scene until he was airlifted to Herman Hospital in Houston. He is in stable condition.

Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford authorized an autopsy on Gary Dean, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

All evidence compiled will be presented to the grand jury. No arrests have been made at this time.

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