Suspect in deadly Hill County shooting identified

Nicholas Chaleo Charassri, 40,
Nicholas Chaleo Charassri, 40,(Hill County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 18, 2022 at 10:21 AM CDT
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ABBOTT, Texas (KWTX) - The Hill County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect in the shooting that left one man dead Friday evening.

Nicholas Chaleo Charassri, 40, has been charged with murder and is being held at the Hill County Jail.

The sheriff’s office responded to calls around 5:01 p.m. in the 400 block of Pine Street regarding a possible shooting and suspects still at the scene.

Upon arrival, a deputy at the scene found the shooter in a vehicle and proceeded to handcuff him then provided CPR to the victim.

Numerous law enforcement agencies, like the Texas Department of Public Safety, were on scene to assist.

Despite numerous attempts, the victim succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead.

The identity of the victim, who authorities say was a transient, has not been released as they’re working to find and notify next of kin.

This investigation is on-going.

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