EARLY, TX – A man was arrested this morning after performed a drive by shooting at another mans house after they got into an argument over a bet on a pool game. He then led police on a chase which ended in an officer involved crash.
On May 23, just before midnight the Early Police Department received a shots fired call on the 100 block of Salt Creek Drive. When they arrived they spoke with the owner of the house.
He told police that he was inside with his wife and two kids when five or six gunshots were fired into the house. The shots came from a man driving a blue Ford Escort. Three bullets went through the house; one through a rail on the porch, one through an empty bedroom, and one more through the bedroom where the woman and children were sleeping.
Police spotted the car on the 2000 block of Early Blvd. and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The driver did not pull the car over but instead accelerated the car into the opposite lane of traffic. According to KTXS, he went down CC Woodson, reaching speeds up to 90 miles per hour.
This is when the Brownwood Police Department joined the pursuit causing the driver to make a sharp turn. He then had to slam on the brakes which caused an Early patrol unit to crash into the car. Police then took the driver and the passenger into custody and searched the car. No gun was found but the driver Andrew Delossantos, 28, was arrested on outstanding warrants, evading arrest, reckless driving, and other misc traffic charges. The passenger was released but charges may be pending.
A gun with the same caliber as the bullet holes from the house of Salt Creek Drive was found on the 1000 block of Early Blvd. Evidence has been sent to the lab and when it returns more charges may be placed. Once identified, the victim told police that he and Delossantos had gotten into an argument about a bet that was made on a pool game on a local bar that night.