Longview police identify suspect, 2 victims in homicide

Longview police identify suspect, 2 victims in homicide
Longview police were at the scene of a residence on Loring Lane. (Source: Arthur Clayborn)

UPDATE: Longview police have identified two women who were fatally shot and a suspect in the case.

Police identified the women as Lori Susan Perez, 58, and Kristy Nicole Perez, 38, both of Longview.

The suspect in the case, identified as Troy James Rider, Jr., 43, of Longview, was arrested for capital murder.


LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A suspect is in custody after two bodies were found at a home in Longview.

Longview police are at the scene of a shooting at a residence in the 1700 block of Loring Lane. They are canvassing the area around the house as well as investigating inside the home.

According to a press release from the department, they initially responded to the scene at about 12:38 a.m. Tuesday after a shooting was reported. When officers arrived, they found two female victims dead inside the home.

The Longview Police Department reported police were able to identify the suspect involved with the help of witnesses. The suspect is now in custody after officers found him at a local apartment complex.

Detectives with Longview police along with the Gregg County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting. At this time, police believe domestic violence may have been a factor.

Longview police reported it is still early in the investigation.

Someone close to law enforcement told KLTV the bodies have been sent for autopsies.

This is a developing story. KLTV has a crew on scene and will continue to update the story as details become available.

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