UPDATE: Man charged with murder in February Wichita Falls shooting
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - UPDATE: Alton Dewayne Rhodes has been arrested and charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault after allegedly shooting Charles Bolf February 11, 2021.
Wichita Falls police say Rhodes was yelling that he shot Bolf in self-defense when an officer arrived to the residence on Colleen Drive. The officer said he found Bolf bleeding from his head and neck.
While a police officer said he was rendering aid to Bolf two men appeared on the scene: Joshua Mathis and Kenneth Hatch. Rhodes began to fight with Mathis and Hatch, which the officer said became “so confrontational that [he] had to stop rendering aid to [Bolf] and separate the three subjects.”
Rhodes was found to have “abrasions, contusions and swelling on his face and neck,” per the arrest affidavit.
Rhodes told officers at the time that a fight broke out when Bolf, Mathis and Hatch arrived at the house earlier that day. When the fight ended, the three men went to leave in a black SUV. Officers said that’s when Rhodes went back into the house and grabbed his handgun. The affidavit states Rhodes admitted to officers he shot at all three of the men as they fled.
After conducting interviews with Bolf’s daughter and two other witnesses, officers said they completed their investigation on April 15 and determined the shooting was not in self-defense.
Rhodes is currently sitting in Wichita County Jail on $600,000 bonds: $500,000 for the murder charge and $50,000 bonds for each count of aggravated assault.
Wichita Falls police are on the scene of a shooting in the 4800 block of Colleen Drive.
Officers said one man was shot and has been taken to the hospital. The shooting suspect has been arrested and taken to the police station.
The victim’s condition is unknown at this time.
Wichita Falls police say officers were initially called to the scene around 4:35 p.m. to investigate a reported shots fired call. While they were on the way, they were notified by a caller that the suspects had left the scene in a black Jeep.
Officers arrived and found the victim. The Jeep was also found around the corner from the scene.
WF police said a disturbance in the yard led to the shooting. The shooter was detained and taken to the police station to speak with detectives.
The occupants of the Jeep are waiting to speak with detectives as well. It is not known how many shots were fired but the WFPD has seized the suspect’s weapon.
This is a developing story. Stick with KAUZ News Channel 6 as we learn more.
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