Abilene man, 38, arrested in shooting of child at apartment complex

ABILENE, Texas - After a Friday night shooting at an Abilene apartment complex, police have arrested 38-year-old Clifford C. Cook Jr.

On Saturday morning, the Abilene Police Department released a statement that said Cook was arrested in the shooting after being found by the SWAT unit at the 1900 block of Denton Street.

The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. at the Riviera Apartments in the 3000 block of North 6th Street.

Witnesses on the scene said the victim was a young teen who was playing outside.

Cook was charged with first-degree felony injury to a child, third-degree felony possession of firearm by felon and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. His bonds totaled $96,000.

After being taken in a private car to a hospital, the boy was treated and released.

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