Friday Afternoon, The Lewisville Texan Journal obtained probable cause affidavits from the Lewisville Police Department that clarified the details of the shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon at The Madison apartment complex on Round Grove Road. The affidavits received were not only from the incident Wednesday, but from two prior incidents we learned about in one of the suspects’ criminal histories.
We reported previously that the shooting happened around 4:30 p.m., but the affidavit puts the time of the first 911 calls at 4:11 p.m. Police said that two witnesses who were on scene during the shooting were able to describe the incident.
The story that detectives were able to put together for the affidavit on Wednesday night to obtain an arrest warrant is as follows:
Lewisville Police have arrested 18 year old Tyrone Damon Ebron in a shooting that happened Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. in front of The Madison Apartments on FM 3040 at Oakbend. Ebron is held in Lewisville jail. Arrested at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, he is currently being held without bail on charges of deadly conduct - discharge of a firearm, and unlawful carrying of a firearm by a felon.
Police radio traffic recorded Wednesday indicated that Ebron was the one who was injured in the shootout and self-presented at Medical Center of Lewisville. LPD Captain Dan Rochelle said that Ebron had been transferred from Medical Center of Lewisville to Medical Center of Plano, which is where police arrested him tonight.
Denton County jail records show Ebron had prior charges of marijuana possession, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and evading arrest from November of last year, and trespassing, evading arrest, and possession of marijuana in March of 2014.
Police said yesterday that there were two groups of males there who "don't like each other very much." One member of a group pulled a gun and began shooting at the other group. A member of the other group pulled his own gun and returned fire. Rochelle said that police do know the groups had agreed to meet at The Madison, because a couple of the individuals live there.
Witnesses told police that a white or gray Honda Civic with several people in it drove up. Someone in the car shot at someone on foot, and the person on foot shot back. The people on foot ran down Oakbend where the fight continued. Ebron was the subject on foot.
There have not been any arrests yet for the other party in the shooting. Rochelle said LPD was not yet ready to release information on the other shooter.
We asked Rochelle directly about the possibility of gang involvement for Ebron, based on radio traffic we heard yesterday. Rochelle said that he could not comment on whether or not Ebron was involved in a gang.
Update #1 - 9:04 p.m.: We have now confirmed that Ebron is known to Lewisville Police as a member of the Bloods criminal gang. Rochelle said that like every city, Lewisville does have some gang members. "We're not L.A.," said Rochelle. "We don't have hundreds of gang members taking over every street corner."
DPS crime records show mug shots for Ebron dating back to 2009, when he would have been 13. Ebron recently served a 180 sentence in Denton County Jail for his second offense of evading arrest, which is a state jail felony. He was released on September 8th after serving that sentence.
The Lewisville Texan Journal has located a twitter account which appears to belong to Ebron, and that references "thuggin'" and what appear to be references to smoking marijuana.
We also learned that Ebron's gunshot wound was to his gluteal area (his derriere).
Update #2 - 9:55 p.m.: An alert reader told us that Tyrone Ebron was the one arrested last November after officers investigated a shooting in the 300 block of Teakwood Lane. Here's what Lewisville PD reported to the media on that incident:
On Tuesday, November 5th, at approximately 11:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of gunshots in the 300 block of Teakwood Lane. Residents reported hearing 10 gunshots in the area. Officer Slavens discovered that two different houses had been struck by gunfire. This is the second report of deadly conduct in this immediate area. Both cases are being investigated by Detective Shawn Dority.
On Thursday, November 8th, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Officer Ricky Jones observed two people walking in the 300 block of Teakwood Lane. The two subjects entered the alley directly behind the two residences that had previously been struck by gunfire. Officer Joseph Fernandez was called to the area to assist Officer Jones. Officer Fernandez made contact with the subjects that Officer Jones had described. During the contact, one of the subjects, a 17 year-old male, fled from Officer Fernandez. Officers David Nicaud and Fernandez pursued the subject to the 200 block of Heritage Hill where he was taken into custody. The subject was arrested for evading detention. During a search incident to arrest, he was found to be in possession of a handgun and marijuana. Officers also charged him with unlawful carrying weapons and possession of marijuana. The other person that had been detained was not charged with any crime. The investigation is continuing to determine what, if any, role these subjects may have in the deadly conduct investigations.
Although Ebron was not mentioned by name in that release, LTJ confirms that he was arrested by LPD on that date, and for those charges. The mugshot on that arrest is above right. Ebron pleaded no contest to the class A misdemeanor charge and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.
Lewisville Police are investigating a shooting that happened near the intersection of Round Grove Road and Oakbend.
The Lewisville Texan Journal is working to obtain more details on the incident. Early indications via radio traffic are that at least one victim was taken to the hospital, and that some of those involved may possibly have gang ties. Police have found numerous 9mm shell casings, and have some people detained for questioning.
Update #1 - 5:20 p.m.: Captain Dan Rochelle said the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. and that several males were shooting at each other. He said the investigation is under way right now and that details are very preliminary. We should have more to share later.
Update #2 - 6:15 p.m.: We are told that there was one victim, who presented himself at the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.
The scene of the shooting appears to be The Madison apartment complex, in the parking lot by the front office, and northward on Oakbend. Officers have both ends of Oakbend closed from Forestbrook to FM 3040/Round Grove Road.
Update #3 - 6:22 p.m.: Captain Rochelle said that what police know right now is that there were two groups of males there who "don't like each other very much." One member of a group pulled a gun and began shooting at the other group. A member of the other group pulled his own gun and returned fire. Although earlier radio traffic seemed to indicate police had one in custody, Rochelle says that police do have some of the group members detained (but not arrested) at the moment for questioning. "We know who all the players are," said Rochelle.
Update #4 - 10/23/2014 - 9 p.m.: Police have arrested one suspect, and we have learned that he is a known gang member. Read more...
LHS JROTC Students dug up and pulled out a number of partially buried or submerged shopping carts in an area near Timber Creek during 2013's Trinity Trash Bash.(Photo by Marcelo Maristan)
Hoping to raise awareness and appreciation of the Trinity River, Lewisville Lake, and their respective shorelines, Keep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB), the City of Lewisville, LLELA, and Kayak Power are teaming up to host KLB’s 23rd annual Trinity Trash Bash (TTB) waterway clean up. As part of a regional effort, KLB’s TTB will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Park catfish picnic area. Multiple volunteer opportunities are available, including shoreline clean ups, creek clean ups, and a guided kayak cleanup of the Trinity River. A FREE electronics recycling collection event, educational expo, and Texas Arbor Day celebration will also be held onsite. For a list of items being accepted for our recycling drive, please visit the Trinity Trash Bash web page. KLB is currently looking for both volunteers and sponsors for this event. All individuals and groups are welcome to join in the effort to help make a difference in our community.
All ages are welcome. Groups will be assigned locations and supplies to clean on the day of the event. All tools will be provided by KLB. Shirts, door prizes, and goodie bags will be given away to volunteers after the cleanup on a first come first serve basis. Trophy prizes for groups who collect the most trash, and find weirdest item. Please wear long sleeves, pants, and sturdy tennis or hiking shoes.
As part of the recycling collection event, the following items will be accepted: plastic grocery bags, ink cartridges, cell phones, gently worn shoes, gently worn clothing items, and the following electronics: Computers - CPU - PC - Laptops, Computer Accessories, Computer Monitors, Televisions, Printers, DVD/CD Players, Copiers/Fax Machines, Typewriters, Telephones, Cell Phones & Chargers, GPS Units, Pagers, PDA's, Tablets, Answering Machines, MP3 Players, Scanners, External Hard Drives, Radios & Boombox, Video and Camera Equipment, Communications Equipment, Video Game Systems, Cable Boxes/DVR, Circuit Boards, Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips, and Microwaves.
Electronics NOT ACCEPTED: Yard Equipment, Gas Powered Equipment, Water Coolers, Paper Shredders, Propane Tanks, Space Heaters, Household Appliances, Smoke Detectors, No CRT tubes without cases, No light bulbs-CFL or Fluorescent tubes, Freon-(Refrigerators & Air Conditioners), Loose Batteries, Wooden Speakers, Ceramic & Glass Lamps, Christmas Tree & Lights, Crock Pots, Electronic Blankets, Exercise Equipment, Garbage Disposals.
Additional educational booth spaces are available; please contact Amy Wells at 972-538-5949 for more information about how your organization or business can get involved. Current event sponsors and donors include: The City of Lewisville, Waste Management, Bahama Buck’s, Texas New Mexico Power Company, Dale Downing CPA, The Trinity River Environmental Education Society, Bass Pro Show and Kayak Power, with more being added every day! Educational vendors include: City of Lewisville, Upper Trinity Regional Water District, Army Corp of Engineers, LLELA, Waste Management, Lions Club, Salvation Army, LISDOLA, and ECS refining.
In 2013, over 350 KLB volunteers showed outstanding community spirit by removing 4 TONS of trash out of Lewisville creeks, streams, shoreline, canals, and Lewisville Lake.
To register individually for this event or with your own team, please contact the KLB office at 972-538-5949 or send us an email at email@example.com. Participants can also register online here. To join The Lewisville Texan Journal's Trinity Trash Bash team, read on below. All ages are welcome; cleanup sites are determined by group size and ages to ensure a fun and safe event!
The Texas Department of State Health Services reports this morning that a group of 43 people who were in contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan have now been cleared from monitoring:
A group of 43 people in Texas who had contact with the state's first Ebola patient have been cleared from twice-daily monitoring after reaching the 21-day mark, the longest incubation period for the disease.
They have no Ebola symptoms and are not at risk of developing Ebola. They are able to continue normal daily activities without being monitored for symptoms. The group is a mix of health care workers, household contacts and community members whose last possible contact with the state's first patent was Sept. 28.
State health officials have been working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the local health department in Dallas to closely monitor people who have had contact with the three Ebola patients. About 120 more people continue to be monitored for symptoms.