16-year-old Texarkana Boy Killed in Overnight Shooting


The Texarkana Texas Police Department reports that a 16-year-old boy was killed in an overnight shooting near Meadowbrook Lane and Westlawn Drive.

Press Release:

The Texarkana Texas Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting
that occurred at approximately 9:15 Tuesday night near the intersection of Westlawn Drive and
Meadowbrook Lane. Nytorius Crabtree, 16, of Texarkana Texas died at the scene.

Officers responded to multiple 911 calls of a person who had been shot at that location and found
Crabtree lying in the street with a gunshot wound. Crabtree was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators learned that an altercation occurred between two females earlier in the day, and the
shooting tonight may have been a continuation of that incident. According to witnesses, two vehicles with several occupants arrived on Meadowbrook Lane, and another physical altercation
involving a large number of young people took place. At some point during that incident, one of
the combatants retrieved a pistol from their vehicle and fired at Crabtree, striking him once in the
chest. The male suspect then fled the scene in a light colored SUV, along with the others with
whom he arrived.

Officers continue to interview the large number of witnesses at the scene in hopes of determining
the identity of the suspect and the events that led to Crabtree’s murder.
Crabtree’s body was transported to Dallas for an autopsy.

Anyone with information on this felony crime who has not already been interviewed by
investigators is asked to contact the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116 or
Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.


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