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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Homicide in Northwest Abilene, Suspect Arrested


Abilene, Texas – On Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 2:10 p.m. police were dispatched to the 5100 block of Capitol Avenue in west Abilene for the report of an injured subject. Officers arrived to find a male laying in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male victim was transported to the hospital and later pronounced deceased. Next of kin notification has been made and the victim was identified as 41-year-old, Eric Tonche. Officers searched the area for a suspect but were not able to locate him.

After an extensive search, 20-year-old Marvin Kyree Jones Jr. was arrested by officers near the Mall of Abilene at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, hours after the Homicide.

The investigation continues. Jones will be held at the Taylor County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Murder.


Rick Tomlin

Public Information Coordinator

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