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07/05/05 - Diboll

Alleged Gunman Is Still On The Run

by Ramonica R. Jones

Things seem back to normal in a small housing community on Avalon Street in Diboll, but less than two months ago, shots rang out and Earline Walker's son, Calvin, was almost killed.

Calvin's doing OK, but 20-year-old Ulises Tapia is still on the loose.

"I just want his friends to back up and don't try to do [anything] about it," said Earline Walker. "The law will take care of it and the person that did this, I wish he would just come on up and tell the truth about what happened and give himself up so he can pay for this."

Ulises Tapia isn't the only one police are looking for. Whoever's helping him hide out could also face charges.

Detective Richard Thompson said, "If we do discover that someone is hiding him and helping him to elude, we will [press] charges on them as well for hindering."

The shooting happened when Tapia went to the Avalon neighborhood looking for Calvin's older brother, with whom he'd had problems with before. When Calvin said he didn't know where his brother was, several shots were fired.

Police consider Tapia armed and dangerous. He has a long criminal history, including an outstanding warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.

The 9 mm pistol he allegedly used to shoot Calvin Walker has never been found.

Police have received several reports that Ulises Tapia is somewhere in Lufkin where his family lives. If you know where he is, call the Diboll Police Department.

Your call can remain anonymous.

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