Authorities make arrest in shooting over go-cart on US 69

Michael Zambo (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Michael Zambo (Source: Angelina County Jail)

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County authorities last month made an arrest in the incident involving a Lufkin man accused of shooting at a Good Samaritan because he thought he was trying to steal his go-cart.

Michael Steven Zambo, 27, is charged with deadly conduct. He was booked in the jail on the charge on Nov. 8.

Zambo is accused of shooting at a man's pickup after thinking he was in his yard and trying to steal his go-cart when he was actually checking on someone believed to have wrecked in the area. According to a previous report, someone ran their car into a ditch on US 69 North, just south of FM 2021 around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 24. Another man was headed southbound when he saw the wreck in his rear-view mirror. hat man turned around to check on it, but when he got closer, someone started shooting at him. Thinking it was someone in the wrecked car, he turned his Ford F-150 around and headed back north, then called 911 from the Polk's.

When deputies responded to the wreck, a homeowner from the area came out and said he had fired his gun because he thought someone was stealing his go-cart. He explained someone had stolen his go-cart before, and when he heard the wreck and the truck in the area, he fired his gun. There were three bullet holes in the pickup.

According to an arrest affidavit, Zambo declined to give a statement at the sheriff's office and asked for counsel.

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