LEVELLAND, Texas– Three men were arrested in connection to a shooting that left one person injured in Levelland Sunday night, said police.
At approximately 5:40 p.m., officers responded to a call in the 800 block of Avenue C. Upon arrival, officers located one victim with a gunshot wound to his lower leg, said Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia.
The victim was later identified as Roland Paredez, 45.
Police found evidence that identified the suspect vehicle, and it was located in a traffic stop near the intersection of North MLK and West Monroe Street, said Garcia.
Officers said there were several people in the vehicle, including a small infant child. Three of those individuals were arrested and taken to the Hockley County Jail, said Garcia.
Those individuals were identified as Jacariay Ford, 20; Darryl Miller, 44; and Detrick Miller, 42.
Paredez told police he had a confrontation with the three suspects who followed him home, said police. When one of the suspects drew a handgun, Paredez told police he and his friend ran inside the home.
Shortly after running into the home, Paredez said he realized that he had been shot.
However, there were several other people in the residence, including children, said Garcia.
Paredez was transported to Covenant Hospital Levelland by EMS and was later transported to Covenant Health in Lubbock, and police said he suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Paredez underwent surgery, but there was not an update on his condition by Monday.
The suspects were arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, organized crime and endangering a child, according to police.
Moreover, Garcia said after speaking with the Hockley County District Attorney, the suspects could be facing multiple counts of the current charges because of the amount of people that were inside the residence when the shooting occurred.
The incident remained under investigation Monday.
Read the Levelland PD news release below:
On 06/14/2020 at approximately 5:40pm Officers with the Levelland Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 800 blk of Ave C.
Upon arrival, Officers located a 45-year-old male subject identified as Roland Paredez with a gunshot wound to the lower leg. Paredez informed officers that he had a confrontation with three black males who followed him home. During the time of the confrontation, one of them displayed a handgun at which time Paredez and his friend ran in the home. Shortly after entering the home, gunshots were heard and Paredez noticed he had been shot.
Video evidence was located identifying the suspect vehicle and suspects. The video also showed a small infant child with the suspects at the time of the argument. Shortly after, the suspect vehicle was located, and a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of N. MLK and W. Monroe St.
Three suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Hockley County Law Enforcement Center where they were charged with –
- Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Organized Crime
- Endangering a child
Jacariay Ford – 20 YOA
Darryl Miller – 44 YOA
Detrick Miller – 42 YOA
The victim was transported to Covenant Hospital Levelland by Levelland EMS then transferred to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock where he underwent surgery. There is no update to his condition at this time.
The suspects could face additional charges as a result of the reckless conduct of shooting into the home.