LPD: Man shot by stranger for no apparent reason

Liberty police are investigating a shooting that took place around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Minglewood Subdivision.

“A man called our dispatch center to say that someone had shot him,” said Lt. Chip Fairchild, a spokesperson for the department.

When police arrived at the man’s home, they found the 62-year-old victim bleeding from a wound to his chest. He reportedly told them that he was outside his home on Maplewood Street when a guy walking down the street lifted a gun toward him and pulled the trigger.

“The shooter was 30-40 yards away. He intentionally raised the gun and pointed it toward the victim,” Fairchild said.

Police believe the gun is possibly a high-powered pellet gun based on the victim’s injuries.

He was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston due to prior health issues that caused some concern, Fairchild said, adding that the victim is expected to recover.

The suspect is identified as a Hispanic male with a medium build in his 20s. He was wearing a camouflage shirt and blue jeans. If anyone has information about this case, call the police department at 936-336-5666.

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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