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Drive by shooting has father concerned for his family's safety

By Donna McCollum

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - At 3 a.m., Wednesday morning, Arthur Rogers was rudely awakened. "I heard some bang, bang. And then I heard glass shattering. I didn't know what was going on," recalled Rogers, still nervous from the ordeal.

Around five or six shots were fired from a .22, all coming from the roadway. "And they drove up to right yonder and started shooting some more and officers found casings up there," said Rogers as he pointed west on Highway 204 where the shootings occurred. In daylight he found a bullet that went through a truck window. Another came through a living room window. "And when it came through it exited here," pointed Rogers to a hole in his front door left by the bullet. The scariest target is just feet away from the bedroom where Rogers and his three month old baby girl sleep. "Right here, this is where my baby sleeps," the construction worker said while pointing to the corner room. "If that bullet had went thorough there, that would have been it."

Rogers says he has no enemies. He thinks the act was done out of pure meanness. "No reason nobody did this to me. I mean, I think it's a bunch of kids. I don't know."

Tonight Rogers has his baby to a sitter, but he's staying put just in case trouble returns. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department is investigating the deadly conduct complaint. Rogers is also taking an active role. He's offering up to a $1000 reward for information that may lead to a conviction.

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