Man Jailed After Possible Shooting; Victim Not Yet Found

Nathan Parham (Jail photo)
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WACO (September 17, 2013)--A man arrested Monday evening after shots were fired during a fight in a South Waco neighborhood not far from the Baylor University campus was jailed Tuesday, but police say they haven’t located the supposed victim.

Nathan Antonio Parham, 23, was in the McLennan County Jail Tuesday charged with possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest, tampering with physical evidence, unlawfully carrying a weapon and criminal trespassing, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Parham was ordered held on bonds totaling $22,000, online jail records showed.

He was arrested after officers responded late Monday afternoon to an area near Interstate 35 on South 11th Street were a caller reported that some men were fighting outside the Kate Ross Apartments.

During the fight one man pulled a handgun and began firing, Swanton said.

Witnesses reported that a man they thought had been hit by gunfire got into a black car, which left the scene, Swanton said.

Meanwhile the man with the gun fled across the pedestrian bridge that spans Interstate 35, and as he ran he threw the handgun to the highway below, Swanton said.

Officers arrested that man and recovered the handgun, Swanton said.

Officers monitored local hospitals and clinics, but as of Tuesday morning, the supposed victim had not turned up to seek treatment, Swanton said.

Investigators now think it’s unlikely the man at whom the shots were fired was struck, Swanton said.