UPDATE: Woman shot in face at Tyler apartments, man arrested on scene
POSTED: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:29pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:13am
Tyler (KETK) — A woman was shot in the face at an apartment complex in Tyler late Friday night.
It happened at Rose Valley Apartments on the 1000 block of NNW Loop 323, just after 9:00 pm.
When officers arrived, they found the victim, Armis Barnes, 25, of Tyler, lying just inside one of the apartments. She was immediately taken to a Tyler hospital, where she underwent surgery for her injuries. She is expected to recover.
Nobody else was injured, but authorities investigated the scene and interviewed several other people inside the apartment. This included a man named K.J. Wilson-Hurd, 20, who was taken into custody and booked into the Smith County jail for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly weapon.
His bail is set at $500,000.
No motive for the shooting has been released.
Hurd has a criminal history in Smith County, including a 2010 charge of Assault of Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member. He also was charged with Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon in August of 2013, when he was found waving a gun in the road in a Tyler neighborhood.
At the time, authorities also connected him to the fatal shooting at PT Cole Park in Tyler on July 30, 2013, which resulted in the death of Briana Young, 20. So, in addition to his weapon charge, Hurd was issued a warrant for murder.
Three other men were also arrested and indicted for murder in that case. However, Hurd was no-billed in November. A Grand Jury will no-bill someone if they find that there is not sufficient evidence for prosecution.
KETK will continue to provide updates about Friday's apartment shooting as they become available to us.
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