UPDATE: Royse City police investigating homicide at residence

UPDATE: Royse City police investigating homicide at residence

ROYSE CITY, TX (Nov 16, 2022) On Sunday, November 13, 2022 at approximately 5:45 AM, the Royse City Police Department responded to a disturbance at a residence at 5420 County Road 2526 in Royse City, Hunt County, Texas. Officers arrived and observed a male subject laying in the driveway of the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. The subject was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased. The deceased person was identified as Larry Deshaun Baker, a 43-year-old, black/male from Madisonville, TX.

Through the course of the investigation, a suspect in the shooting was developed. The suspect was identified as Eric O’Bryant, a 43-year-old, black/male from Royse City, TX. Eric O’Bryant was renting the home where the shooting took place. After the shooting and prior to officer arrival, Eric O’Bryant fled on foot into a heavily wooded area. The Royse City Police Department requested assistance from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office and the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office to search the wooded area but Eric O’Bryant could not be located.

On November 14, 2022 around 10:00 AM, a local resident reported seeing a subject matching Eric O’Bryant’s description coming out of the woods carrying a rifle. Officers and deputies responded to the area and Eric O’Bryant was taken into custody without incident. Eric O’Bryant was arrested on a warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance and booked into the Hunt County Detention Center.

Two additional subjects have also been arrested in relation to this incident. Brooke Rice and Elem Wynne III, both from the Huntsville area, were arrested and charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence after it was discovered that they had removed a weapon from the crime scene.

The Homicide investigation into the death of Larry Deshaun Baker is still ongoing and will be forwarded to the Hunt County Grand Jury when completed.

Submitted press release by Royse City Police Department. 

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