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Lampasas: Police Make Arrest After Teen Shot In The Face

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
Samuel Williams (Jail photo)

Samuel Williams (Jail photo)

LAMPASAS (October 30, 2013) A Lampasas teenager was held Wednesday in the Lampasas County Jail charged in connection with a weekend incident in which another teenager shot himself in the face.

Samuel Williams, 19, was arrested Tuesday at a residence in the 300 block of East 4th Street in Lampasas and was ordered held on a $1,500 bond, charged with unlawful transfer of certain weapons, the Lampasas County Jail confirmed.

Lampasas police Lt. Investigator Jody Cummings said Williams was arrested in connection with an incident at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday when officers were sent to an address in the 100 block of S. Broad Street after a caller reported a teen had been shot.

When officers arrived they found a 17-year-old who had suffered a gunshot wound to the face.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Scott and White Children's Hospital, in Temple, where he was recovering from what police called non-life threatening wounds, Cummings said.

Investigators learned a group of seven people aged 16- to 19-years-old, were gathered at the residence when one of them showed a handgun.

The victim was examining the pistol when it discharged and the bullet struck him in the face.

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