TIMPSON, TX (KTRE) - A Timpson man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly shot his son in the chest Monday afternoon.
Larry Hendricks is still being held in the Shelby County Jail on a second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, a third-degree felony felon in possession of a firearm charge, and a Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $12,000.
According to Timpson Police Chief Kent Graham, authorities received a call from Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital at about 12:40 p.m. Monday about a gunshot victim.
Graham said he and Shelby County Constable Stanley Burgay went to the victim's home in the 100 block of Rosehill Road. Although they found blood on the driveway, no one was home. Graham said one of his officers stayed at the residence while he and Burgay went to talk to a witness.
When the two men gained entry into the home, they found a crime scene. They also found Hendricks lying across the bed with a.22-caliber rifle propped up beside him.
Graham said the victim is in critical condition. The man was shot once in the upper chest, and Graham said it made four holes in his left lung.