Man Accused of Shooting His Mother Gets Indicted for Seperate ChargePress Release
ABILENE, TX — Calvin Dunn, Jr. was arrested and booked into the Taylor County Jail this past Wednesday.
The 21-year-old Dunn is accused of shooting his mother in the head while at the Abilene North Apartments in April.
The attack left her in critical condition. Police had been looking for Dunn since the shooting.
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Update: Fri. June 9 @ 1:15 p.m.
After more than a month of being on the run, Calvin Dunn, Jr., 21, broke the silence about the shooting of his mother.
Dunn told a local new source during an interview at the Taylor County Jail that he did not shoot his mother, adding that he loved her and they had a strong relationship.
"Nah I didn't shoot my mama, that wasn't even in my mind. I wasn't raised like that," Dunn said.
Without giving exact details about the shooting, he said he knew running away did not look good, however, he was fearful for his life.
Dunn recalled seeing the police with guns surrounding his family’s home and was fearful of being shot on sight.
Shortly after fleeing to Alabama, Dunn decided to turn himself in to clear his name. On Wednesday, Dunn locked arms with his family members and marched up to the Taylor County Jail to surrender. Dunn spoke to his mother that same day.
He recalled the words of encouragement his mother spoke to him, “Man I know that you didn’t do this and you know you didn’t do this.”
“She said, ‘God helped me through this, so God is going to help you get through that,” Dunn recalled in the interview.
Abilene Police haven’t filed a charge against Dunn for his mother’s shooting. He is being held in custody for a motion to revoke probation for a 2015 assault. The Taylor County District Attorney’s office said they are currently reviewing the charges.
Update: Fri. June 16 @ 4:15 p.m.
Dunn was indicted Thursday for robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm. The indictment is for separate charges unrelated to the shooting of his mother.
The indictment reads that Dunn had an altercation with his ex-girlfriend on Feb. 19. Police said Dunn grabbed his girlfriend by the throat and took her iPhone.
Additionally, police found Dunn's car with the stolen iPhone and a 9mm handgun inside of it.
The possession of the handgun placed a violation on Dunn's probation from a previous felony conviction in 2016.At this time, Dunn has not been charged with shooting his mother.