Around 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, officers responded to a local business in the 400 block of W. Loop 281 regarding a criminal trespass. The employee told police that a man had made threats before leaving the location. The police were given the man’s vehicle description and license plate number that matched a vehicle stolen in an aggravated robbery reported to the Longview Police Department on Aug. 2, 2019.
Officers began checking retail parking lots and apartment complexes. Shortly after 11 a.m. officers went to the 1600 block of Pine Tree Road searching for the stolen vehicle. The vehicle was located in the parking lot along with two males. One of the men was armed with a handgun. He raised and pointed the pistol at the officers and the officers then fired striking the man. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he later succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Detravian Allison, date of birth 05/02/2001.
The officers involved in this incident will be placed on paid administrative leave while the matter is investigated by the DPS Texas Rangers. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-7867.