Man reportedly shot by uncle following dispute over appliances

Pct. 1 Constable Justin Johnson and Liberty County Sheriff's Investigator James McQueen Jr. responded to a call at a home on Trahan St. in Ames where a shooting took place around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

A dispute over some appliances on Trahan St. in Ames, Texas, ended in a shooting at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday that sent 34-year-old Courtney Dickerson to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McMullan, Dickerson and his sister came to the home of their uncle, David Michael Dickerson, who is wheelchair-bound, to get an appliance that was sitting in the front yard.

At some point, Courtney Dickerson insisted that he be allowed to take an appliance and David Dickerson equally insisted that he not do so, according to Sheriff’s Capt. Ken DeFoor, LCSO spokesperson.

“A physical altercation began and Courtney Dickerson knocked David Dickerson from his wheelchair and onto the ground. David Dickerson struggled to make his way back into his house and it is alleged that Courtney Dickerson broke out the glass in the door and window in an attempt to gain entry into the house,” DeFoor said in his emailed statement. “As he started to enter the front door, David Dickerson fired one shot from a .22 rifle, striking Courtney in his arm.”

Courtney Dickerson was transported to the Houston hospital by ground ambulance in what is thought to be stable condition. According to Investigator Ann Marie Mitchell, who is conducting the follow-up inquiry, the investigation is ongoing and will be referred to the Liberty County Grand Jury for any possible charges once the case is completed.

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