Man Injured in Shooting Near Timberland Drive, Suspect Arrested
Lufkin Police have released a few details concerning a shooting that occurred earlier tonight which resulted in a man being taken to a local hospital.
According to the report, a man was sitting on his porch in 400 block of Locke Alley around 7 p.m. when another man, later identified as Edward Garner, 58, of Lufkin, stopped his vehicle near the intersection of Adams Street. Garner then got out of his vehicle, walked closer to the victim’s home and fired several rounds. One of the bullets struck the victim in the abdomen.
The victim was taken to a local hospital. His prognosis is unknown at this time. His injuries were not immediately believed to be life-threatening.
Witnesses described Garner’s vehicle which officers came across just a few minutes later at Inez Tims Apartments on North Chestnut Street.
Officers then conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle and took Garner into custody at 7:04 p.m. – five minutes after the original shots fired call came into dispatch. After Garner was taken into custody, officers searched his vehicle and found a gun that had recently been reported stolen.
Though the motive is unclear at this time, Garner knew the victim and witnesses identified him as the shooter.
There were several people inside the home at the time of the shooting. Thankfully no one else was injured.
The incident remains under investigation.