On 1/20/2021 at 1455 hours, Center PD Officers were dispatched to Center Place Apartments in reference to a “shots fired” call. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with Delon Barnes who remained at the scene with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to Nacogdoches for treatment and was later released. Through the investigation, it was discovered that this incident was a continuation of a prior conflict between two parties. At this time, the shooter and all parties have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.
The Center Police Department would like to express great gratitude to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and Texas DPS for their immediate response and assistance. Together, we can make a difference.