Monday, July 21, 2008

Texas: No charges filed against man who shot teen

El Paso, Texas

From KVIA of July 20, 2008
No charges filed against man who shot teen

Police have hot filed charges against a Northeast resident who allegedly shot a man in self-defense.

The police department's Drive-by-Shooting Response Team (DSRT) was called to assist with a "shots fired" call at the 9500 block of Iris at about one Saturday morning.

Officers discovered a 19-year-old man had been shot in the ankle and forearm at a residence in the area.

An investigation revealed the victim went to a party at the residence and engaged in an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation, police officials said.

Police said a resident of the home grabbed a handgun and fired several shots at the victim in and attempt to protect his home and family.

The victim was transported to Thomason hospital and a further investigation is underway.

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