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  • Police investigate fatal shooting in south Abilene

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 06:53:07 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 19 2015 02:37:31 AM CDT
    ABILENE, Texas -

    One person was killed in a shooting at the corner of Peach and South 4th Street just before 6 p.m. Saturday.

    The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Joel Garcia.

    Police officers arrived to find Garcia deceased from a gunshot wound, officials said.

    According to the Abilene Police Department, one suspect was taken into custody and several witnesses at the scene were detained and questioned.

    Police also recovered a weapon at the scene. According to police, that weapon was used to shoot Garcia.

    "We do have a suspect in custody, a male suspect in custody," said Rick Tomlin, public information officer of the Abilene Police Department. "A weapon was recovered at the scene, and the suspect was also arrested at the scene by patrol officers."

    Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. Garcia's body will be sent for an autopsy.

  • Shooting at E. Hwy 80 hotel being worked by Abilene police

    Published On: Apr 19 2015 01:43:56 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 19 2015 10:36:43 AM CDT
    ABILENE, Texas -

    Abilene police are working a shooting that occurred early Sunday at the Emerald Inn on East Hwy 80.

    Officers responded to the scene about 12:30 a.m. after receiving reports of someone being shot in the hotel parking lot.

    A KTXS News crew observed MetroCare personnel working on a victim.

    The condition of the victim wasn't immediately known.

    It also was unknown if police have a suspect or suspects in the shooting.

    Police at the scene said police spokesman Rick Tomlin would be issuing a news release about the shooting. They didn't say exactly when that would be.

  • Texas vet fired after killing cat with bow & arrow

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 01:45:25 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 19 2015 02:26:40 AM CDT
    Veterinarian says she killed feral cat with arrow

    KBTX;Social media photos, animal rescue video

    BRENHAM, Texas -

    A Texas veterinarian has been fired from her job and authorities are looking into whether animal cruelty charges should be pursued against her.

    She's shown in a Facebook posting holding a feral cat she says she killed with a bow and arrow.

    Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes says the image is disturbing and it's the "kind of stuff that shouldn't happen in our society."

    He says the results of his department's investigation will be turned over to the county's district attorney for possible charges.

    The veterinarian, identified as Kristen Lindsey, was fired Friday from her job at a clinic in Brenham, about 100 miles northwest of Houston.

    She could not be reached for comment on Saturday.

  • Abilene man indicted for throwing 1-year-old child to ground

    Published On: Apr 17 2015 02:55:22 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 17 2015 10:37:01 PM CDT
    ABILENE, Texas -

    An Abilene man accused of throwing an infant to the ground then choking it's mother back in November is indicted.

    We spoke directly to Christopher Quinones lawyer, Jeff Johnson, and he tells us that the actual indictment accuses the 28 year old Quinones of grabbing a one year old by the hair and throwing it to the ground.


    Quinones is also accused of choking the infants mother.

    Quinones was indicted for assault and injury to a child.

  • Abilene group raises money for veterans

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 09:18:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 19 2015 02:36:38 AM CDT
    ABILENE, Texas -

    It's the one year anniversary for the Heart of Texas Guns in Abilene.

    They celebrated by giving back to the community.

    Saturday they held a raffle fundraiser to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

    Raffle tickets were $10 a piece, and all the proceeds went to help local veterans.

    Raffle winners received gun accessories and gun parts.

    "Taylor County is always strapped for funds for veterans, so this is kind of one of the things we're passionate about," said Brooks Colson, with Heart of Texas Guns. "I am a veteran myself, but it's also our one year anniversary."

    They raised about $2,000.

  • Eagles down Bobcats, take share of district's top spot

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 06:55:12 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 18 2015 08:48:05 PM CDT
  • (VIDEO) Flooding video from South Clack in Abilene

    Published On: Apr 17 2015 02:20:25 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 17 2015 08:32:39 PM CDT

    Video captured by KTXS photographer Nick Bradshaw showing flooding on South Clack in Abilene.

  • (VIDEO) Water rescue at Robertson and Button Willow Parkway

    Published On: Apr 17 2015 04:00:56 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 17 2015 08:32:49 PM CDT

    KTXS photographer Scott Martin captured this water rescue during Friday's flooding at Robertson and Button Willow Parkway.

  • Hundreds respond to 10-year-old's party invitation

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 01:08:13 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 18 2015 12:48:11 PM CDT

    Two parents in Minnesota wanted to give their special needs daughter a birthday she wouldn't forget. But they didn't get any RSVPs after sending out invitations to her party at school, so they turned to social media for help.

  • Marc Orner answers viewer questions about Cooper High School fight

    Published On: Apr 15 2015 08:10:46 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 15 2015 08:13:56 AM CDT