Confrontation reportedly leads to Dayton teen being shot in face

An 18-year-old Dayton teen was shot in the face around 1:15 a.m. Sunday during a dispute between passengers of two vehicles on CR 6763 in Dayton, authorities say.

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a shooting victim at a residence on CR 677 in the West Woodland Hills subdivision. When Cpl. Shelley Edwards and Deputy Ryan Cavanaugh arrived, they found 18-year-old Dallas Marsh suffering a gunshot wound to his face.

According to Sheriff’s Lead Investigator James R. McQueen, witnesses told him that Marsh was a passenger in a car with two other individuals when they encountered another vehicle on CR 6763.  When the car carrying Marsh approached the other vehicle, a shot was fired from the other car and Marsh was struck in the face with an unknown caliber bullet.

It is unclear, at this early stage of the investigation, as to what caused this confrontation that resulted in the shooting.

After being shot, Marsh was driven to the residence on CR 677 where Liberty County EMS responded. He was airlifted by Life Flight to a Houston area trauma center with what is believed to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his head.

Investigator McQueen is conducting a follow-up investigation to determine the true facts of a motive for the shooting as well as attempting to confirm the identity of the suspect who shot Marsh.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at 936-336-4500 or the Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-7867. A cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the guilty party will be given and the “tipsters” identity will remain anonymous.

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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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