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Victim ID'd, bond set at $1 million for Ranger murder suspect

Texas Rangers aiding with investigation in Eastland County

RANGER, Texas - A 53-year-old Ranger man has been charged with first-degree murder in Ranger after a shooting late Wednesday night.

Donald Blaine Davis remained in Eastland County Jail on Thursday. His bond was set at $1 million.

The victim has been identified as Bobby Blair, who reportedly was shot and killed after getting in an argument with Davis in an alley between his girlfriend's house and Davis' home.

According to Ranger Police Sgt. Shane Shockley, police responded to reports of the shooting of a white male at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday. The incident allegedly occurred in the 1300 block of Young Street.

According to documents, Davis admitted to "having trouble" with Blair and that he had shot Blair with a single-shot, 12-gauge shotgun.

Davis said he exchanged words with Blair outside, went into his house and returned with the shotgun.

"Donald (Davis) said he told Bobby not to come on his property and that is when he shot Bobby Blair," the documents said.

Meanwhile, Shockley said Blair's body has been sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy.

Eastland County Jail officials referred questions to the Ranger Police Department and the Texas Rangers.

KTXS News will provide additional details as they become available.


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