VIDEO: Suspect goes on Facebook live, says he was shot by police during traffic stop in Sweetwater

State & Regional

WARNING: The video in this article is graphic in nature and contains cuss words. Viewer discretion is advised.

SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A suspect in Sweetwater made a Facebook live video claiming he was shot by police during a traffic stop.

The man, whose name on Facebook is James Hearin, made a live video around 10:00 a.m.

In the video, he says he was pulled over for a traffic stop, and he refused to open his door or window, so they drew their guns and shot him.

Hearin says he was shot in the stomach and in the arm.

“I’m scared to death,” Hearin says in the video, where he admits to being a felon.

Around the same time the video was made, KTAB and KRBC heard police scanner traffic indicating Hearin had fled the scene and officers were looking for his pickup truck, which now has several bullet holes on the left side.

Sweetwater City Manager David Vela confirms there is an ongoing situation with an officer-involved shooting.

KTAB and KRBC went to the scene of the incident near Hill Street and Alabama Street, where law enforcement were investigating.

When Mitchell County deputies located Hearin Thursday afternoon, he led them on another chase before eventually being taken into custody and referred to medical officials.

Hearin was last described as “in stable condition.”

Officer-involved shooting at Hill Street and Alabama Street in Sweetwater.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News Highlights

More News Highlights

Don't Miss

Event Calendar