Child shooting draws investigation

Cameron police and Child Protective Services (CPS) are conducting an investigation into what they’ve termed an accidental shooting in which a 13-year-old boy was shot in the chest with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Lt. K r is Str inger said t wo brothers, 13 and 11, were home alone at 707 East 15th in Cameron Sunday.

“The 11-year-old obtained his father’s shotgun and accidently shot his brother in the chest,” Stringer said. “It’s unclear at this time how a live round was loaded in it.”

Stringer said the names of the two boys are being withheld as the case is still under investigation.

Stringer said the 11-year-old ran across the street to seek help from neighbor Josh Brunson. “Mr. Brunson played a huge part in saving the victim’s life,” Stringer said.

The victim was operated on at Scott & White Hospital for what were termed “life threatening” injuries and remained in stable condition on Tuesday.

CALLS—Sheriff David Greene listed calls for the sheriff’s department through Friday as follows:

Dec. 14—Complaint, CR 333; assist another agency, Cameron area; information, CR 275; identify theft, location not listed; threats, Cameron area; civil matter, Texas 36 south of Cameron; possible scam, US 77, south of Rockdale; civil child custody, CR 308, Rockdale; identity theft CR 214, Cameron area; family matter, Texas 36 south of Milano; animal nuisance, CR 352, Gause area; arrest made, Orchard Street, Cameron; suspicious vehicle, Oak Lawn, Rockdale; suspicious person, FM 2095.

Dec. 15—Death from natural causes, CR 273; found property, West Second, Cameron; harassment, Thorndale area; civil matter, US 77 south of Cameron; counterfeit money, FM 487 north of Davilla.

Thursday—Burning after dark, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area; credit card abuse, Ben Milam Road near Cameron; burglary, CR 364, Milano area; scam attempt, CR 263 loop, Branchville area; bull on proper t y, CR 264 A , Branchville area; welfare concern,

Milano area; 911 hangup, CR 203 Loop, Cameron area; unauthorized use of vehicle, CR 342, Milano area.

Friday—Welfare concern, FM 487 north of Rockdale; welfare check of animal, FM 908, north of Rockdale; threats by phone, FM 437; stolen vehicle, east FM 485; information, Buckholts area; theft, CR 228C; welfare concern, Main Street, Cameron; assist another agency, Davilla; criminal mischief, FM 2095, Gause area; close patrol, CR 223, Cameron area; medical emergency, CR 357A, Gause area.

Saturday— Stranded motorist, US 190, Pettibone; gas leak, CR 203 Loop, Cameron area; burglary, CR 457; debris in roadway, CR 313; close patrol, US 77; harassing phone calls, CR 311; burn ban violation, Sierra Drive near Rockdale; request to speak to deputy, unknown location; burning trash between CR 372 and CR 274, Milano area; burning trash, CR 342, Milano area; close patrol, North Fourth, Buckholts; family disturbance, Ben Arnold; assist another agency, US 77, north of Cameron; civil matter, Milano area.

Sunday—Welfare concern, location not listed; suspicious noise, location not listed; shots heard, Sixth Street, town not listed; civil standby, welfare concern, Ben Arnold; hay bale on road, FM 86; welfare concern, Ben Arnold area; lift assist, FM 487, north of Rockdale; medical call, Scott & White Hospital, Temple; loud music, CR 418, Davilla; information, Scott & White Hospital, Temple.

Monday—Lift assist, CR 145, Cameron area; scam attempt, FM 908, south of Rockdale; theft, CR 228, Cameron; four-wheelers, FM 487, south of Rockdale; welfare check, US 79, Gause; 911 hangup, CR 203 Loop, Cameron area; suspicious vehicle, Sierra Drive, Rockdale area; verbal disturbance, CR 446, Thorndale area; suspicious vehicle, CR 278, Cameron area; criminal trespass notice, Milano area.

CRIME STOPPERS—Tips on any crime listed above, or any other crime, may be phoned in to Milam County CrimeStoppers, toll-free, at 1-888-697-TIPS (8477).

A reward of up to $1,000 may be paid for arrest and conviction of persons responsible for crimes.

All calls to CrimeStoppers are anonymous.

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