PALESTINE, Texas (March 3, 2023) - A Houston Man is wanted for Murder after a Palestine woman was shot and killed Thursday night.
Just before 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd, Officers from the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 200 blk. of Joe Louis St. in reference to a reported shooting.
Officers arrived on scene and found a female inside of the residence with an apparent gunshot wound to the torso. EMS arrived on scene and transported the victim to the PRMC ER, where she later died from her injuries. The victim was identified as Brittany Johnson, 30, of Palestine.
During the investigation, Detectives identified the suspect as Johnson’s ex-boyfriend, Joseph Christopher Cole, 50, of Houston. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Cole for the charge of Murder. The warrant was issued by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Gary Thomas.
The Police Department is currently seeking the whereabouts of Cole. Anyone with information related to this case can contact the Palestine Police Department at (903)729-2254 or the Anderson County Crime Stoppers at (903)729-8477.