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Police investigate west Abilene shooting, suspect sought

By Doug Myers & Joe Fry/KTXS News

An argument over what police say was “some type of drug incident” led to a 64-year-old man being shot twice late Wednesday in west Abilene.

Police are continuing to look for the suspect in the shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of Plaza Street.

Police spokesman Rick Tomlin said the call was received just after 11 p.m. “from a young female saying her father was arguing with another male at their home.”

“She ran out of her and her father’s home to a neighbor’s house to call 911,” Tomlin said.

The father, who was the homeowner, was “shot twice in his extremities – arm and leg, once each,” Tomlin said.

He was then taken to the hospital via ambulance.

“The father stabbed the other male who had come to his house (the male who shot him),” Tomlin said.

The suspect was injured and fled the scene.

“We are still looking for him,” Tomlin said. “… We’re working it as an aggravated assault – and it is an active case.”

KTXS will provide additional details as they become available.


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