On September 21st, 2013, at approximately 1622
Hrs, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of S. Magnolia in reference to
a shooting that had just occurred.
Upon arrival, officers were advised that a 20 year old male subject,
whose identity is being withheld pending treatment, had been shot one time in
front of a residence, and was being transported to the hospital by family
Officers learned during the initial investigation that an identified 18
year old suspect, who as a passenger, had been being driven by the scene in a blue
Chevrolet pickup, fired multiple shots from within the vehicle with a small
caliber firearm, striking the victim at least once, who was standing near another
vehicle at the residence.
The suspects vehicle fled northbound away from the scene.
Surrounding agencies were notified of the offense. The identified suspect and
two other possible involved parties were detained by Anderson County Sheriff's
Office Deputies for questioning regarding the offense in the area of Anderson CR
336, in Neches.
Officers received information that the motive for the
shooting may have been tied to a disturbance occurring during the previous 24
hours regarding the suspect accusing the victim of the
theft of his girlfriend's cellular telephone.
At last report, the victim was being care-flown Trinity
Mother Francis due to his injuries. His current condition is unknown at the
time of the press release.