VIDEO: Arrest Warrant Issued In Connection With Tyler Homicide

Lawrence Charles Murphy, Jr.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man in connection with a Tyler homicide, and police are asking the public to help find him.

A capital murder arrest warrant was issued for Lawrence Charles Murphy Jr., 20, as a suspect in the homicide at the American Inn, 1800 West Erwin St., on Saturday. Judge Jack Skeen signed the warrant with a bond of $1 million.

Murphy is an African-American man, about 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds, according to a news release from the Tyler Police Department. He has access to a 1989 Chevrolet Caprice with the Texas license plate number CX3G877.

Since a firearm was used, Murphy is considered by police to be armed and dangerous

Anyone with information on Murphy's whereabouts is as to contact Crimestoppers at 903-597-2833 or Tyler Police at 903-531-1000.

The investigation is ongoing to determine the identities of the other people in the room when the shooting occurred, the release states.

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