Police responded to a report of shots fired at the intersection of Burnett and 14th St. just after 11:30 a.m. Sgt. Joe Snyder said Bobby Ray Hardeman was taken to United Regional Hospital, with a gunshot wound to the back. His condition is still unknown.
Wichita Falls Police Officer Brandie Young said, "We have a black male, born in '87 at the hospital. He has been shot 2 times. It's unknown really about his condition right now but we know he has been shot".
Police took several people to the station for questioning before arresting Jason Justin-Lionel Williams. He has been charged with aggravated assault. Authorities did tell Newschannel 6 they were looking into reports of a gold SUV that may have been involved in the shooting.
Officer Young said, "I do know that that was put out as a suspect vehicle but I do not know the details as to whether they were in the vehicle or any of that."
David Carter and his wife watched the scene unfold from their home next door. Carter said, "I was in the kitchen washing dishes when I heard 2 shots like a firecracker and then I heard repeated shots and I ran outside and see the body laying on the ground".
The streets were cleared around 5 o'clock this evening, but a few investigators were still canvassing the area.
David Carter said the violence hit too close to home. "I heard around five shots. A bullet went through the fence next door and hit my house right by the gas meter". Carter has lived in his home for seven years and said his neighbors have been there even longer. Carter said he never expected to have violence like this so close to his home. "I hear it all the time on TV but I never thought I would be this close to it".