Teenager shot dead in Tyler | Texas

A 19-year-old Tyler resident died from a gunshot wound on July 4. A business owner who authorities believe is responsible for the incident is in prison for first-degree murder.

19-year-old Rawly “Eli” Sanchez tragically died in the shooting.


Tyler High’s Eli Sanchez with his mother Christina, father Rawly and sister Tori in May 2022. Sanchez graduated in 2022. He died Thursday in a tragic shooting in Tyler. (Michel Alfaro/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

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