Police: Brownwood man wasn't victim of drive-by shooting, instead shot himself


BROWNWOOD, Texas - Investigators with the Brownwood Police Department have determined a man lied on Friday when he told officers he was shot in a drive-by shooting.

The 22-year-old suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Brownwood Police Lt. Randall Krpoun.

Police are withholding the identify of the 22-year-old man they believe shot himself. Krpoun said they'll likely seek to charge him as a felon in possession of a firearm because he has a criminal record.

Officers responded on Friday at 5:54 p.m. to the 1600 block of Waco Street, according to a police report.

It stated the man told officers "an unknown subject that appeared to be a Hispanic male.... shot him from the vehicle's passenger window."

The officer noted in his report the story didn't make any sense "because the passenger side of the vehicle would be on the other side of the road from him."

When the 22-year-old was questioned on this fact he told police, "he has a lot of enemies and he could not even begin to tell me who it might be."

Officers also weren't able to locate any evidence to substantiate the man's claim of a drive-by shooting.

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