LCSO investigating shooting of teen in Cleveland

A shooting incident Dec. 21 on CR 3995 sent a 14-year-old male to a Houston area trauma center with two gunshot wounds.

UPDATE: Authorities have released a photo and information of the vehicle believed to be involved in a shooting on Tuesday in Cleveland.


A shooting investigation is underway in Cleveland Tuesday night after a 14-year-old male was shot twice outside his family’s home on CR 3995.

According to Det. Steven Rasberry, the male victim walked out of his house Tuesday evening and up to a vehicle that had pulled up to his residence. Moments later, a person in the vehicle shot him twice – once in the leg and once in his arm.

His family members heard the commotion, came outside to investigate and found that the victim had been shot. When first responders arrived on the scene, a determination was made to airlift the teen to a Houston area trauma center where he is said to be in stable condition.

Authorities have identified a suspect vehicle in the Dec. 21 shooting incident in Cleveland.

Rasberry said the teen was talking to authorities after the shooting and is expected to survive.

“He claims he doesn’t know why they were there,” said Rasberry of the assailants.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive. They now are collecting evidence and reviewing surveillance video captured from nearby homes.

The surveillance cameras have led to a possible vehicle involved in the altercation as well as information on the assailants.

The vehicle is described as a white four-door sedan, possibly a Honda with black wheel rims. The alleged shooter is a white male who may have been accompanied by two other males. The identities of the assailants are unknown at this time.

“We are hoping the video evidence will lead to the identification of suspects,” Rasberry said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office by calling 936-336-4500.

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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.


  1. There us suddenly a white car ver similar parked for few days in my neighbors fenced in yard thatcwas not there ever before. Road 5262 on the corner of road 5262 B Cleveland TX 77237 . In colony ridge , Santa fe section 4 corner blue trailer. With wooden fence. And black gate . 2 fully grown German Shepard dogs. There’s always problems in that spot . Immigrants mostly… not sure about white dudes. Don’t see too many of those kinds around these parts any more near plum grove area or 1485

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