Local shooting suspect tracked with help of GPS after shooting charged

Police used GPS Thursday to track down a suspect in a shooting in the parking lot of a business on Milam Street in Mexia after he stole the victim’s vehicle.(File)
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MEXIA, Texas (KWTX) A suspect in a shooting in the parking lot of a Mexia business who was tracked down with the help of GPS after he stole the victim’s vehicle remains jailed, facing two felony and one misdemeanor charge.

Kenny Lamond Waters, 26, of Mexia, is named in complaints charging aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest, authorities said Monday.

He’s held in the Limestone County Jail pending a bond hearing.

Officers responded to the shooting at around 4:50 p.m. last Thursday.

The unidentified victim, who was shot in the face, was taken to Parkview Regional Hospital in a private vehicle, authorities said.

He suffered head and facial injuries, but the injuries weren’t life-threatening, authorities said.

He has since been released from the hospital.

The suspect stole the victim’s car, which police used GPS to track to the 500 block of South Denton in Mexia.

Calls from residents also helped officers track the suspect’s movements, authorities said.

Eventually officers from several agencies tracked the suspect to a wooded area in a residential neighborhood on the west side of the city.

The man, whom authorities identified Thursday evening as Kenny Waters, 26, of Mexia, was arrested without incident.