Person of Interest in Shooting Death Arrested


TEXARKANA, TEXAS – The Texarkana Texas Police Department arrested Michael Troy Gray, 19, of Texarkana Texas, this afternoon for Aggravated Robbery. Earlier today, Gray was identified as a person of interest in the investigation of the shooting death of Drake Griffith on Monday night. He turned himself in upon learning that detectives were looking for him. After interviewing Gray, detectives determined that probable cause existed to arrest him for Aggravated Robbery.

Gray is currently being held in the Bi-State Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting at a residence in the 3500 block of Magnolia Street late on Monday. When officers arrived, they found Griffith deceased on the floor of one of the bedrooms with several gunshot wounds. Griffith was shot by a resident of the home during the botched robbery attempt that was related to drugs.

Detectives continue to investigate Monday’s incident. If anyone has information, they are asked to contact the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116 or Texarkana CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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