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Abilene man, 38, arrested in shooting of child at apartment complex

Published On: May 31 2014 03:27:25 PM CDT   Updated On: May 31 2014 11:14:34 PM CDT
Clifford C. Cook Jr.

Clifford C. Cook Jr., 38, of Abilene was arrested after a 13-year-old boy was shot during June 2014 at Riviera Apartments in the 3000 block of North 6th Street. According to a news release from Abilene police, a fight happened between several people near the apartment complex. Shots were fired during the fight. The 13-year-old boy suffered one gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was taken to the hospital in a private car. The teen was treated and released.

ABILENE, Texas -

After a Friday night shooting at an Abilene apartment complex, police have arrested 38-year-old Clifford C. Cook Jr.

On Saturday morning, the Abilene Police Department released a statement that said Cook was arrested in the shooting after being found by the SWAT unit at the 1900 block of Denton Street.

The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. at the Riviera Apartments in the 3000 block of North 6th Street.

Witnesses on the scene said the victim was a young teen who was playing outside.

Cook was charged with first-degree felony injury to a child, third-degree felony possession of firearm by felon and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. His bonds totaled $96,000.

After being taken in a private car to a hospital, the boy was treated and released.