Texarkana man arrested for murder in connection with Sunday shooting

Texarkana man arrested for murder in connection with Sunday shooting

TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - Texarkana, Texas police say they have arrested a man wanted in connection with a shooting that turned fatal.

Authorities say Takyme Devon James, 39, was wanted for murder for the death of 51-year-old Tony Sanders.

It happened Sunday just before 10 p.m.

Officers say they were dispatched to the 3600 block of Jones Street for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, police say Sanders' wife directed them inside the house where they found the victim lying on the floor. Police say he was suffering from a single gunshot wound to his right hip.

Sanders was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

According to witnesses, James and Sanders were involved in a fight earlier in the day over a bet on a football game.

James later came to Sanders' home, kicked open the front door, and shot Sanders once with a handgun. James fled the scene in a vehicle prior to the officers' arrival, police say.

"There's really not any good reason for somebody to take somebody else's life for anything even close to that, and it's just real disturbing that this situation went to that point where this guy felt he needed to do something like that which is really a terrible thing," said TTPD Spokesman, Shawn Vaughn.

James was taken into custody Monday morning shortly after a murder warrant was issued.

Police say this is the city's third homicide of 2017.

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