Early morning fatal shooting leads to police chase, suicide - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

BREAKING NEWS

Early morning fatal shooting leads to police chase, suicide

Nathan Benton. (Source: Texas Department of Public Safety) Nathan Benton. (Source: Texas Department of Public Safety)
The location of the shooting. The location of the shooting.
HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

According to the Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, sheriff's deputies and Seven Points Police responded to a call Friday morning between 2:00 and 2:30 a.m.  The call took them to 310 Wood Street in Seven Points.

The officers found that there had been a shooting at the residence. The victims were Kelsie "Shea" Maples, age 21, Jerrod Chamberlain, a man in his mid-twenties, and Jerry Wayne Foster, who is in his early twenties. 

The three victims were transported to ETMC in Gun Barrel City. Jerrod Chamberlain was pronounced dead at ETMC, while the other two victims were transported by air flight to ETMC in Tyler.

The shooter was identified by witnesses as Nathan Benton, a Caucasian male in his mid twenties.

Officers began searching for Benton, who had fled the scene in a vehicle. Major Botie Hillhouse, Captain Brian Tower, and Lieutenant Kendell Wellman spotted Benton's vehicle on SH 274 and Jess Hinton Road in Seven Points.

Police attempted to stop Benton, but he fled and officers pursued for a short time. At the end of the pursuit, Deputy David Robertson, along with Hillhouse, Tower, and Wellman, found that the shooter, Benton, had apparently attempted suicide by shooting himself in the head. He was airlifted to Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler where he was pronounced dead.

The initial crime scene is being investigated by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office and Lead Investigator Wick Gabbard.

The secondary scene, in the suspect's vehicle, is being worked by Henderson County District Attorney's Office and Texas Rangers.

Authorities say the initial shooting apparently occurred as a result of a domestic dispute.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

    Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-05-15 14:17:56 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 5:03 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:03:29 GMT
    For hate speech, Facebook's human reviewers and computer algorithms identified just 38 percent of the violations. (Source: Pixabay)For hate speech, Facebook's human reviewers and computer algorithms identified just 38 percent of the violations. (Source: Pixabay)

    Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others.

    Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others.

  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 5:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:02:43 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.
  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:31:13 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 5:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:02:41 GMT
    (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...(Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

Powered by Frankly