ETX man arrested, accused of shooting brother
POSTED: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:03am
UPDATED: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 1:58pm
Smith County, Texas (KETK) — An East Texas man, accused of shooting his brother Wednesday night, has been captured.
At around 7:15 p.m., the Smith County Sheriff's Office Dispatch was contacted by Henderson County, which had received a 911 call regarding a disturbance.
On the call, Henderson County authorities reported hearing a female yelling about a firearm and someone bleeding.
The call was traced to Smith County and at 7:23 p.m., a Smith County Deputy was called to a residence in the 16800 block of County Road 1112, where the disturbance occurred.
After arriving at the home, a Smith County Deputy spoke with a woman there who said 39-year-old Kye Raibon had shot his brother, 33-year-old Real Johnson. The woman reported Raibon had fled the scene with a weapon and Johnson had left the home seeking medical care.
At 7:25 p.m. the Smith County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a call from a motorist near the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2661 and CR 1112 reporting a man with no shirt who was standing in the middle of the road screaming for someone to take him to a hospital.
Sheriff Larry Smith, the Smith County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team, multiple Smith County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, the Smith County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, the Smith County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division, DPS, and Constable Precinct 2’s Office units responded.
“Mr. Raibon fled into a wooded area near the residence, but with the arrival and assistance of the DPS helicopter, at approximately 9:34 p.m., the Smith County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team located Raibon, placed him under arrest and recovered the weapon,” said Sheriff Larry Smith. “From preliminary reports from witnesses at the scene, it appears that Mr. Raibon and his brother, Mr. Johnson, got into an argument and the shooting stemmed from that.”
Both Raibon and Johnson reportedly lived at the residence with other family members.
Johnson was taken to an area hospital by private vehicle for treatment and his condition is currently unknown.
Raibon was taken to the Smith County Sheriff's Office for questioning. After questioning, he was charged with Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon on a Family Member, booked in to the Smith County Jail, and is being held on $150,000 bond.
More information will be released as it becomes available.