SHOOTING ON RIVERSIDE DR. IN PLAZA SUB-DIVISION
Aug 26, 2013
Liberty County ( Shooting )
At 10:58pm, this date, the Sheriff’s dispatcher received a
telephone call from William Francis, age 55 years old who advised the
dispatcher that he has just shot a man with a 410 shotgun at a friend’s home
located at 151 Riverview Dr. This location is in the “Plaza” Sub-Division area
of South Liberty County.
Units were dispatched to the scene but the access roads were
such that it required a 4 wheel drive ATV for the responding Deputy’s to reach
the residence. According to Sgt. Michelle Deshotel the very early and
preliminary investigation indicates that a disturbance began at the home of
Bruce Johnson and an argument developed between William Francis, who is said to
be “homeless”, and another man, age 53 years old. From the preliminary information
gained by Sgt. Deshotel, it appears that
Francis was being attack and beaten by this other man and, at some point, in
order to defend himself from further attacks, William Francis obtained the 410
shotgun and shot the other man in the face.
Life Flight was requested and the shooting victim was
transported to the Kenefick helipad by ambulance and flow to a hospital in the
Houston Medical Center in unknown condition.
The identity of the shooting victim is not being released at
this time pending notification of his family.
Sgt. Investigator Brian Bortz, lead Investigator, is enroute
to the scene as of this writing therefore it is unknown, at this time, if any
charges will be filed. The investigation is continuing.
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