GARY — Police are on the lookout for a man who has ties to the Region and is suspected of murdering a Texan woman on New Year's Eve.

Gary Police Lt. Thomas Pawlak confirmed Saturday the department was contacted by Texas authorities about the possible whereabouts of Dwight Patrick Scott, 51.

Scott is being sought in connection with the New Year's Eve shooting of Tracy Lynn Reedy, of Kilgore, Texas, according to a Facebook post from the Kilgore Police Department. 

Pawlak said information provided by Texas authorities was passed onto Gary's patrol and gang unit. 

Kilgore police is requesting any information on Scott's whereabouts. 

Anyone with information in regards to this crime or the whereabouts of Scott can contact Kilgore Police Detective John Rowe at 903-218-6906.

Anonymous tips can be left by calling Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.

Anonymous information may also be submitted through the Kilgore Police Department’s Website, Facebook page or tip411.

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Lauren covers breaking news, crime and courts for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet covering government, public policy, and the region’s heroin epidemic. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.