Former local football standout hit by shot fired through window

Published: May. 28, 2019 at 10:20 AM CDT
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Harker Heights police were investigating Tuesday after a teenager was struck by a shot fired through a bedroom window.

Officers found the 18-year-old victim after responding to a report of gunfire just after 11 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of North Ann Boulevard.

Ferron Fleming says his brother, Jaquan Tillis, was the person inside the home.

He says his brother is a good person.

"He's a Christian, a hard-working man, plays football and is into sports. Not a bad kid at all," Fleming said.

Tillis was a standout during his prep years on Harker Heights High School's football team.

He was struck in the arm and taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.

"My mom was screaming and said, 'Ferron come here, your brother been hit.' In my mind I'm thinking a car accident," Fleming said.

He says he called Tillis' father who confirmed that his brother had been shot.

"I just dropped the phone, I couldn't function right. I was just trying to get to my brother."

His wound was not-life-threatening, police said.

Fleming says he doesn't believe his brother was targeted.

The family wants the suspects arrested and thrown in jail.

"You're a grown man. You shot an 18-year-old, so yes, someone needs to be brought to justice," Fleming added.

No arrests have been made.