WFPD release description of suspect in Tuesday night shooting

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UPDATE: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 9:25 a.m.

Officials with the Wichita Falls Police Department are asking the community for help locating a suspect in a shooting that happened Tuesday night near the intersection of Avenue E and Kemp Boulevard.

WFPD patrol officers responded to the 2500 block of Avenue E around 11 p.m. to investigate an aggravated assault.

According to authorities, the caller heard a loud noise from his apartment in the 1500 block of Kemp Boulevard and went outside to investigate.

Police said the caller found the victim in the roadway.

Officers arrived and rendered first aid to the victim until AMR arrived.

The victim told police he was walking by the parking lot behind the apartments in the 1500 block of Kemp Boulevard.

According to police, a bald black male wearing a thin black jacket, between 5’10” and 6′ tall and weighing between 220 and 240 pounds, was sitting in a black Suburban.

The suspect began yelling at the victim, who continued walking until he reached Avenue E.

The suspect yelled at the victim once again, then the victim turned around and saw the suspect draw a handgun from the jacket and fire one shot at him.

The victim was struck in the leg with a non-life-threatening injury.

The victim said the suspect walked away southbound in the alley between Kemp and Fillmore and the black Suburban drove away from the scene.

The victim told police he did not know the suspect, and no weapon was found at the scene.

If you have information about this incident, please call the WFPD at (940) 720-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (940) 322-9888.


UPDATE: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12:10 p.m.

Police are still looking for the person who allegedly shot a man then took off.

This happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday night near the intersection of Avenue E and Kemp Blvd.

According to Wichita Falls Police Department Sgt. Charlie Eipper, one of the tenants in the apartments there heard a noise, came outside and found the victim, who had been shot in the leg, lying in the street.

The tenant called the police and when officers arrived, they started medical attention to stop the bleeding before AMR and first responders arrived.

Officers then interviewed the victim, who stated some words were exchanged between him and another male in the parking lot of the apartments which lead to the shooting.

“The male was seen by the victim sitting in a black Suburban, wasn’t the driver evidently but some words were said and then once the victim walked past the suspect yelled at him one more time,” Eipper said. “When he turned around, the suspect produced a firearm and fired at him. That’s when he was shot in the leg.”

Eipper said he believes this is an isolated incident and the community is not in danger.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for updates as they become available.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls Police Department is looking for the person responsible for shooting someone in the leg then driving off.

This happened around 11:00 p.m. near the intersection of Avenue E. and Kemp Boulevard Tuesday night.

Witnesses had different descriptions of what the suspect was driving, but all of them did say the vehicle was white, according to WFPD Sgt. Wiggins.

The person shot was sent to United Regional and is expected to be okay.

This is a developing story, stay with Texoma’s Homepage as we learn more.

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