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Arrest made in ETX hotel shooting

Arrest made in ETX hotel shooting
Wood County Jail
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 5:40pm

Police arrested a woman suspected of shooting another woman at a Best Western in Mineola.

An arrest warrant was issued for Shelby Elayne Adams, 18, of Mineola, shortly before 4:00 p.m. on Monday for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police said Adams picked up the handgun and pointed it at Amanda Soape, 27, of Mineola. The gun went off and struck Soape. Adams stated she thought the gun was actually a taser. 

On Saturday around 2:00 a.m., Mineola officers were called to the Best Western Inn on reports of a gunshot victim. When police made it to the scene, they found Soape with a gunshot wound.

Soape was taken to a local hospital where she is still recovering from her injuries. Adams' bail was set at $50,000.The investigation is ongoing.


                           Amanda Soape

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