Man Dies After Attempting to Carjack a Family Minutes After He Was Released from Jail: Police

Man Dies After Attempting to Carjack a Family Minutes After He Was Released from Jail: Police


A Texas man was shot to death Wednesday night during an attempted carjacking, according to police.

Police said the man, Jarvis Houston had been out of the Angelina County Jail for less than an hour when the incident took place, according to KTRE.

The outlet reported that the man who owned the truck admitted he shot Houston but said he did it to prevent the vehicle from being stolen.

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The Lufkin Police Department said the “fatal overnight shooting” came out of “an attempted vehicle theft with the victim’s family inside,” according to a police post on Facebook.

The post said, Marco Leyva, 25, indicated that he had stopped at his business located in Lufkin at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

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