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Teen accused of firing gun at 12-year-old boys faces deadly conduct charge

Medina County, Texas – A teen faces a felony charge of deadly conduct, weeks after he was accused of firing a gun at two 12-year-old boys as they walked residence from a bus cease in LaCoste.

The arrest of Hosbaldo Rodriguez, 18, comes days after households in LaCoste went public with criticism of how its police division dealt with the taking pictures investigation.

Rodriguez was booked into the Medina County Jail Friday and charged with deadly conduct – discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony.

Sheriff’s officers didn’t launch the suspect’s bond info.

The March 8 incident occurred exterior a house close to Val Verde Street and Ney Avenue, simply down the road from the LaCoste Police Department in Medina County.

The boys had simply gotten off the college bus someday after 4 p.m. after they have been approached by a suspect driving a Black Dodge Durango.

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After the suspect drove alongside the boys at a gradual rate of velocity, he parked within the driveway of a house and pulled out a handgun, a mother or father of every of the boys instructed the KSAT 12 Defenders.

One of the boys instructed the Defenders off-camera he heard the sounds of a shot being fired and a bullet whizzing by their heads.

The different boy known as his father and stated the identical man was trying to run him over with the automobile.

The boys have been ultimately in a position to get safely inside a house.

Cellphone digital camera photos and video supplied to the Defenders by an eyewitness present LaCoste police and Medina County Sheriff’s Deputies storming the property the next day.

Two individuals, one of them a small youngster, have been rushed out of the house within the footage.

Even although the video exhibits the Durango nonetheless parked within the driveway, Rodriguez didn’t seem like there.

A mother or father of the one of the boys claims LaCoste Police Chief Johnny Kendricks didn’t alert the general public {that a} shooter was on the free, or supplied a suspect description to residents and that the division by no means took formal statements from the boys detailing what occurred to them.

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Kendricks, who briefly spoke with the Defenders off-camera final week, stated he was instructed by metropolis officers to not focus on the investigation, however did declare each boys gave statements after the incident that have been recorded on division cameras.

After having requested for a duplicate of the incident report, Kendricks instructed the Defenders final week to file an open data request in writing at City Hall. To date, town has not responded to that request.

Rodriguez faces an unrelated felony drug possession charge in Bexar County, stemming from a Dec. 26 arrest.

He is awaiting formal indictment on that charge, Bexar County courtroom data present.

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