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Snyder police ask for community's help in ongoing homicide investigation

By Jenna Rogers, Reporter, jrogers@ktxs.com
Published On: Mar 15 2013 08:06:43 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 15 2013 08:09:49 PM CDT
SNYDER, Texas -

Just after 2 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a shooting in the 200 block of 36th street in Snyder.

Neighbors heard the shots.

"My friend was staying the night with me and she woke me up because we heard gunshots," said Taylor Feinsod.

Police said at least two shots were fired at the home where 25-year-old Justin Vaughn died. Vaughn's wife and three small children were home at the time of the shooting.

"This is an unusual incident. We normally don't have anything like that happen here in Snyder," said Snyder Police Chief Terry Luecke.

Neighbors are worried that the violence could continue.

"I'm really nervous and scared and wondering if it was just that house," said Feinsod.

"This was a quiet calm street all the time...now this happened," said Ronnie Black, who lived in the house across the street from Vaughn.

Chief Luecke said there is not much information to release because the the case is still under investigation.

"We want to make the public aware that we are doing everything we can to work this case and follow up on all information. at this point we do not see that there is any additional threat to the safety of the community," said Luecke.

Residents are finding little comfort with the lack of available information.

"All my relatives and everything, we're all thinking we should maybe get a gun because you never know when something is going to happen," said Frances Hernandez.

Friends and coworkers of Vaughn had no comment on what could have happened that morning.