Suspect arrested after local shooting victim found lying in the road

The shooting victim was found lying in the road on Moonlight Drive. (Photo by Bill Gowdy)

ROBINSON, Texas (KWTX) Police made an arrest Wednesday after a 22-year-old Waco man was shot in the face and then jumped from his 2014 Chrysler 200 on Sept., 24 in Robinson.

After the shooting, the suspect took $200 and fled in the victim’s car, which was later found abandoned on South 12th Street Road.

Robinson officers, with assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s Office, arrested Trevin Jamar Oleary, 25, of Waco on a warrant charging aggravated robbery at around 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment in the 1200 block of Calumet in Waco.

The victim, whose name has not been released, identified Oleary as the man who shot him, Robinson police Chief Phillip Prasifka said in a press release Wednesday afternoon.

“Electronic messages between the victim and Oleary on Sept. 24, 2019 prior to the shooting confirm that the two would be traveling together to Robinson on that day.”

Robinson officers responded at around 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 24 to the intersection of South U.S. Highway 77 and West Moonlight Drive after a motorist reported finding the man lying in the middle of Moonlight Drive.

Police at first thought the victim had been thrown from the car after he was shot, but the man told police “he actually jumped from the moving vehicle on West Moonlight as it slowed for the nearing intersection,” Prasifka said.

Oleary was taken to the McLennan County Jail.

The victim remains at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.