39 year old Marchell Thomas, Jr. turned himself in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office and has been charged with murder.
Shooting at Down Under Club Leaves One Dead, Another Flown to Houston,Suspect in Custody and Charged with Murder - LIVINGSTON, January 30, 2022 - On January 30, 2022, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting at the Down Under Club located on Hwy 59 South in Polk County. Officers with the Sheriff’s Office and Livingston Police Department arrived on scene, during the altercation, two people had been shot and had been brought to the Livingston Hospital by personal vehicles. One of the victims, 26-year-old Jeric Smith was pronounced deceased at the Livingston Hospital, the other victim, 45 year old Thomas Love, was flown to a Houston Hospital. The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Marcell Thomas Jr. who turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office. Marcell Thomas Jr. was interviewed by Investigators and then booked into the Polk County Jail charged with murder. The case is still under investigation at this time, anyone with information please call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810. We would like to thank the Livingston Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Ranger Eric Lopez for their assistance in the investigation.
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