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Texas man charged in fatal shooting of girl, 17

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:10:07 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 07 2013 09:55:33 AM CDT

KILGORE, Texas (AP) -

 An East Texas man has been charged with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl while she and some friends were visiting him at his mobile home.

Gregg County jail records show 22-year-old Coby Hudgins of Kilgore was being held Monday on murder and driving while intoxicated charges. Bond was set at $101,000 for Hudgins, who was booked Sunday.

Kilgore police on Saturday night responded to a report of a person shot at a residence. Investigators say Kayla Elizabeth Williams of Hallsville was dead at the scene. Police did not release a possible motive.

Witnesses told police that Hudgins fled after the gunfire. He was involved in a traffic accident and arrested on a DWI count, then later charged with murder.

Online jail records don't list an attorney for Hudgins.