Man caught in the middle of gunfire, shot in face

POSTED: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:41am
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am

On Thursday around 10 p.m., 23-year-old Edrick Dawkins of Waco was in the parking lot of the Lakewood Villas apartments at 1601 Spring when he heard two men yelling. One of the men ran by him and Mr. Dawkins heard a loud noise and felt pain in the side of his face.

One of the men in the argument had shot Mr. Dawkins in his face and shoulder with a shotgun. He was able to flee the scene and get to Providence Hospital for treatment by private vehicle. Mr. Dawkins’ injuries were not life threatening.

During the altercation several shots were fired damaging window panes of the apartment complex and one vehicle in the parking lot. No other injuries have been reported at this time.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Waco Police Department at (254) 750-7500 or to call Crime Stoppers at (254) 753-HELP (4357).


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