A 16-year-old suspect was taken into custody after Denison Police responded to a shots fired call and pursued a vehicle early Thursday morning.
At about 1:20 a.m., a call from the Valero gas station in the 3300 block of FM 120 reported to police that shots were fired from a vehicle. Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler said the caller reported the vehicle was in the drive-thru at the nearby McDonald’s.
“The officers did respond and, according to witness accounts, there was one shot fired from the vehicle,” Eppler said. “The vehicle left for Morton Street, and it went to a McDonald’s.”
Police waited for the vehicle to leave McDonald’s, and performed a traffic stop on ite. Eppler said the vehicle initially stopped at the nearby CVS, but then took off. The vehicle, which had two occupants, entered into nearby neighborhoods, and Eppler said it was being driven erratically. The vehicle crossed back across Morton Street, and officers lost sight.
A short time later, police found the vehicle, which was unoccupied and had crashed through a fence across from Layne Cemetery.
“We got information from some witnesses on the identity of the driver, who was a juvenile,” Eppler said. “We went to the residence of the juvenile, and the juvenile was taken into custody for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.”
Police took the male juvenile into custody at about 4:30 a.m. Eppler said police received information on the identity of the passenger, but had not made contact with that person as of Thursday morning.
“It’s possible that other person is a juvenile as well, but we’re not sure yet,” Eppler said.
Police believe the male passenger may have been the one to fired the shot, but Eppler noted it’s still under investigation. The firearm was not yet been recovered, and no one was injured.
“The shot was not taken at anybody, it was just fired,” Eppler said. “We don’t believe they were actually shooting at anybody.”
Eppler said there could be more charges coming, but that depends on what police determine during the investigation.