COPPERAS COVE (July 10, 2013)—Police made an arrest Wednesday in connection with a shooting early Friday in a Copperas Cove neighborhood that left three men injured.
Andrew Norris was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and ordered held in lieu of bonds totaling $450,000.
The shooting was reported at around 12:25 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of Erby Avenue, police said.
None of the men was fatally wounded, police said, but no other details have been released.
An arrest warrant affidavit, however, says the shooting was the result of a disturbance at a “Rap Battle” last Thursday night after which Norris and two women left the area.
Norris and three unidentified people later returned to the area, the affidavit said, and one of the victims, Timothy Lamar Brooks, approached the vehicle to defuse the situation, the affidavit said.
Brooks told police he talked briefly to Norris, who had a 12-gauge pump shotgun between his legs, and was walking away when he heard Norris get out of the vehicle and “rack the shotgun.”
Brooks was shot in the right hand and lost his right thumb as a result, the affidavit said.
William Henry Gibbs III was shot in the right foot and left leg and Deontai Rasheed Thomas was shot in both arms, the affidavit said.