HEBBRONVILLE, Texas — A 17 year old was arrested in Hebbronville on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly opened fire into a car, striking a 13-year-old boy in the back, Jim Hogg County Sheriff Alarcon saiD in a statement .
A 911 call came into dispatch around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday about a shooting on the 600 block of E. Harald Street. Officers arrived to find the 13 year old with a gunshot wound to his back, Alarcon said. The boy was in a car with four others when the suspect, identified as Jonovan Moore, 17, opened fire into the car, hitting the 13 year old, according to Alarcon.
Moore was arrested just after 4 p.m. and charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, injury to a child and tampering with evidence, Alarcon said.
The motive is unknown and the crime is still under investigation. Texas DPS is assisting Jim Hogg County officials with the investigation.