Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tyler PD: 'Stand your ground' laws may be raised in Walgreens shooting case
 But, he was a good boy..........:)

Police have identified a person involved in a weekend fatal shooting in Tyler and released new details in the case.

Fredy Neal, 65, of Tyler, was the shooter in the Saturday incident at Walgreens. Michael Caldwell was killed during the incident.

Investigators were told Saturday that Caldwell and his girlfriend were asked to leave IHOP at about 9:15 a.m. at Highway 64 west and Loop 323, after they caused a disturbance in the restaurant.

Tyler police were then called by a driver who stated that a male and female were out in traffic and looked as if they were going to get hit because the male was chasing cars on foot at Highway 64 west and Loop 323. Tyler police were en-route to the area to investigate.

Caldwell and his girlfriend then entered the Walgreens where they were also being disruptive, according to police.

Caldwell approached Neal outside of the store in the parking lot. He got into a verbal altercation with Neal as Neal was attempting to use the Red Box. Caldwell became more agitated with Neal as he attempted to keep Caldwell away from him.

Neal then pulled out a handgun and after several attempts to keep Caldwell from assaulting him, he shot him once in the chest.

More @ KLTV


  1. That's my town Brock.

    Joe from Tyler

  2. Tyler has a good "Constitutiional" Sheriff down there now. Much better than the last one. J.B. Smith (previous) was behind the book Smith County Justice. Neal should be fine.