Sherman Police still looking for pellet gun shooting suspect

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. – It is the third time in a week that authorities in our area have investigated an incident involving an air gun. This time a victim was shot in the head, and Sherman Police are still looking for the man responsible.

The call came into police around 6:00 Wednesday night, after the victim was taken to the hospital. But finding the suspect could be difficult because police say the victim is not cooperating.

Officers say four people were in a car on First Street in Sherman when an argument started. That's when one person was shot with a pellet gun between the eyes.

Police believe the victim got out of the car in a driveway and the suspects fled. Sherman Police Lieutenant Bob Fair says the victim was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.

“We will do what we can to investigate and find out what went on in this incident. If appropriate, we will file charges, and the state can take over and file charges."

Police are still talking to witnesses, but so far, no arrests have been made.

In the past week, school officials in Ardmore and Gainesville have investigated incidents involving air guns. No one was hurt in either of those situations.


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  • by brian Location: louisville ky on Mar 22, 2008 at 07:36 AM
    well, i believe that a co2 air pistol is quite dangerous, my dumb self was trying to empty out the co2 and shot myself in the hand, it was a bb, and an x-ray concluded that it was lodged between my first and second joint on my left middle finger, now this was extermely close range, but the co2 was almost empty, imagine what it could from about 8 feet point blank with a FULL co2?
  • by Ralph Location: Karen on Mar 3, 2008 at 10:47 PM
    No Karen, I didn't miss the story about the kid taking the BB gun to school. In fact, I made specific reference to that story in my comment. Now if I understand you correctly, you do not consider an unloaded pellet gun to be a weapon, but a pellet gun that is used to shoot someone is a weapon. Heretofore, all your comments seemed to dispute the contention that a BB/pellet gun could possibly be considered a weapon.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2008 at 07:14 PM
    you must have flunked abnormal psychology, cause i have never been shot, yes i am comfortable, yes i know a lot about cps, my neighbor is a agent and, a close friend is a lawyer for them.
  • by Karen on Mar 3, 2008 at 11:23 AM
    Ralph - you may have missed the story about the 10 year old who took an loaded air gun gun rifle and empty cartridge to school to show his friends - and was expelled for the rest of the year, had the police called on him, and more. (In that story a post calling the air gun a "weapon" was posted - I disagreed with the person posting, who called it a weapon)Read the very bottom post - this is a carry over from that story. In that story I stated I do not see BB guns, Air guns, pellet guns etc as weapons. For disagreeing I was called stupid, and more. I thanked the "Police Officer" for bringing up the fact it wasn't used as a weapon - in the first story). Understand, I wasn't being rude to "Police Officer". Now in the story about about the so-called adults shooting each other - yes, it was used as a weapon. And for the record - I still believe that boy was punish much too harshly. I would like to see the ones caught in this story just to compare the punishments.
  • by Ralph Location: Denison on Mar 3, 2008 at 09:31 AM
    Karen, in your attempt to define weaponry, you apparently got confused. This story is about an attack, not about the kid who took a BB/pellet gun to school. Furthermore, "Police Officer" was providing you with an explanation of the law concerning the DISCHARGE of a firearm, including an explanation as to what the law considers a firearm to be. The info he provided in no way supports your position. However, one could make a valid argument against defining a BBB/pellet/airgun as a "firearm" (since airguns do not require any fire to launch a projectile). Certainly, the person who shot this guy was using the gun to inflict harm upon his intended target, and therefore the gun was used as a weapon.
  • by Karen on Mar 3, 2008 at 07:11 AM
    WOW - look at all you people who get so upset because I don't agree with you. Or wait, is it that you don't agree with me? Now, if say you are inmature for calling names - I would be calling you inmature. Thank you Oklahoma Police Officer. You proved this (paticular air gun) was not a weapon. The boy did not fire it in a public place - he brought it to show his friends, with an empty cartridge. Had he fired it - then yes, it, at that time, could have been considerad a weapon. I "know" these guns can sting, hurt, put out an eye, kill small animals, etc. I also know this boy didn't use it as a weapon. March 2nd Anonymous - you certainly can brag - or is that calling you a braggart? I learned in abnormal psychology that people relate situations with their life experiences. You probably do know a lot about CPS with your last 2 sentences. And no - I won't comapare salaries with you, mine keeps my family very comforatable. Do you have issues over your income?
  • by POLICE OFFICER Location: OKLAHOMA on Mar 3, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    Title 21-1364, Discharge firearm in public. Reads as, Every person who disharges any pistol, rifle, shotgun, AIRGUN or other weapon, in a public place were there is any person to be endangered thereby, although no injury to any person shall ensue, is guilty of a misdemeanor. There you go Karen, and yes some are more powerful than others, and even travel faster than a 9mm, they just lack the size to cause as much damage.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2008 at 07:32 PM
    karen, i have a pellet gun that would kill any varmit, animal or someone if you hit them in the right spot. it is almost as powerful as a .22. but i kinda doubt that you can afford it. by the way you are a moron! if you have got shot a lot by a bb gun, then you are dumb by letting them do it again and again, and what did your parents think about it? or were they the ones doing the shooting? this is why cps is so powerful..
  • by JC Location: Denison on Mar 1, 2008 at 04:50 PM
    Lethality isn't the determining factor of a weapon. If someone assaults you with a brick it becomes a weapon. And I was raised around firearms, pellet guns and BB guns too, and, while I was at it, I developed a vocabulary .
  • by A person w/common sense Location: Grayson County on Feb 29, 2008 at 01:32 PM
    Karen - You are stupid.
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