SAN ANGELO, TX — The San Angelo Police Department has confirmed the arrest of a teen suspect in an early morning shooting.
According to SAPD, just before 5 a.m., officers were dispatched to San Angelo Community Medical Center for the report of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, identified as a 15-year-old female, had been shot in the lower extremity by a male acquaintance. The incident occurred near the Ben Ficklin Reservoir.
The victim was eventually flown to a Lubbock area hospital for treatment and her condition is reported as stable.
Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Esai Lopez. Officers eventually located Lopez and he was taken into custody without incident.
Lopez has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. A second teen, 18-year-old Joe Garcia, has been charged with Obstruction or Retaliation.