Southside Bar Shooting Leaves One Dead


ABILENE, TX – An Abilene man was charged with murder over the weekend after police say he shot a man outside of a bar.

According to the Abilene Police Department, on Jun. 25 at around 1:48 a.m., officers with the APD were dispatched to the 2400 block of S. 7th St. for the report of shooting victim. It was later learned that a man had been shot across the street from the local bar Spanky P's Tavern. 

The victim, identified as David Height III, 27, of Abilene, was taken to the hospital via private vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital later that morning.

Detectives with APD's Major Investigations Bureau were called in and where able to identify the shooter as 26-year-old Julion Xavias Arredondo of Abilene. Arredondo was later found on the 1300 block of Roma Ln. APD's SATT team served the murder warrant and arrested Arredondo.

As of Tuesday morning, Arredondo remains in the Taylor County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Police are still asking for information if people have it. If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Abilene Police Department’s non-emergency phone number at (325) 673-8331 or Abilene Crime Stoppers at (325) 676-8477 (676-TIPS).

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