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New Information in Sherman Elks Lodge Shooting

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SHERMAN, TX -- We continue our coverage in a fatal shooting that was breaking news this time yesterday. Today, we know the victim is a 56-year-old Denison woman. Police say she was gunned down at the Sherman Elks Lodge yesterday afternoon. Deeda Payton reports.

Marvin Wayne Graves of Sherman is being held in the Grayson County Jail for murder. Police say he was still inside the lodge when they arrived on scene yesterday and found the body of 56-year-old Mona Lynn Youtsey.  

Crowds of people showed up outside the Sherman Elks Lodge Monday afternoon after word of a shooting spread. Inside police found a woman dead and a suspect waiting on them. "This incident was not a random act or anything. Citizens in Sherman don't need to be concerned with as far as some stranger walking in off the street and gunning down a victim. The victim and the suspect did know each other," said Sgt. Bruce Dawsey of the Sherman Police Department.

But, at the time all anyone knew was that a shooter opened fire inside the lodge. "I had been called because my dad was actually at the elks lodge playing dominos when the shooting occurred. I think it was in a different room and I was just going to check on my family to make sure everyone's ok." Sherman Attorney, Bob Jarvis, was one of many who showed up on scene concerned about loved ones, and he left with a new client, the accused shooter, 43-year-old Marvin Wayne Graves of Sherman. "I've talked to him and we're in the process of talking to the family and getting everything organized so I feel comfortable in saying I'm certainly his lawyer at this point."

While Jarvis is comfortable taking on the case, Sherman Police are remaining tight-lipped about the chain of events that day. "Details are going to be limited this early in the investigation. Premature release of specific details as to relationship status or how many times the victim was shot or anything like that could hinder the investigation and the eventual prosecution of the case," said Sgt. Dawsey.

While yesterday's shooting ended the life of 56-year-old Mona Lynn Youtsey, it is only the beginning of the legal process. 
Deeda Payton, KTEN News.