Houston County Sheriff’s Office: 1 person in custody after shooting incident

Victim airlifted to Tyler hospital

Houston County Sheriff’s Office: 1 person in custody after shooting incident
Justin Smith (Source: Houston County Jail)

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for aggravated assault after he allegedly shot a woman Monday morning.

Justin Smith was arrested and charged with first-degree felony aggravated assault. No bond amount has been set for his charge yet.

Chief Deputy G.P. Shearer with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office said that Smith was taken into custody after he shot the woman. The shooting incident occurred in the Latexo area, and HCSO deputies were dispatched to the scene shortly before 10 a.m. Monday.

The victim was airlifted to UT Health Tyler for treatment of her injury or injuries. As of Tuesday, the victim was listed in stable condition, according to a press release from the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Texas Rangers Division of the Department of Public Safety to assist with the investigation.

“The case is under further investigation, so further details of the investigation cannot be released at this time," the press release stated.

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