Sherman woman in critical condition after ex-stepson shoots her

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - A Sherman woman is in critical condition after police say she was shot in her home early Saturday morning.

I'm scared for the family and the neighborhood and we don't want him coming back," Dale Drake's daughter said.

Police say 65-year-old Dale Drake was shot multiple times in the stomach by her ex-stepson, Clifton Drake, early Saturday morning.

"Officers began investigating the scene and while they were investigating, the suspect returned in a vehicle and challenged officers to catch him, then fled," said Sherman police officer Sgt. Brett Mullen.

That's what led to a miles-long game of cat and mouse between Clifton Drake and Sherman officers.

Sgt. Mullen said police eventually caught Clifton on Highway 75 and took him into custody.

"He was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle," Mullen said.

Dale's daughter says her mom hadn't been in contact with that side of the family in years, so the attack came out of nowhere.

But she says she's just focused on her mom, whose condition is critical and future, uncertain.

"We're just trying to get her better at this point and then go from there," Dale's daughter said.

She said her mom is currently intubated, so she hasn't been able to talk but hopes that justice is served.