Suspect in Tyler mall shooting appears in court Monday - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Suspect in Tyler mall shooting appears in court Monday

Neal appeared in court on Monday afternoon Neal appeared in court on Monday afternoon
Ricky Neal, Jr. (Source: Smith Co. jail) Ricky Neal, Jr. (Source: Smith Co. jail)

Tyler Police have added an additional charge to the suspect in the Saturday morning shootings at Broadway Square Mall.

Along with the charge of first degree murder for the shooting death of 23-year-old Christopher Mass, Ricky Neal Jr. has also been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the attempted shooting of Jonathan Lamone Dews, 29, of Tyler.

Neal appeared in court on Monday afternoon to determine who will represent him in the case. O.W. "Buddy" Loyd has been appointed to represent Neal.

Neal's bonds have been set at $750,000 for first degree murder and $500,000 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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