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Drive-by was retaliation
by Gary Kent
Sep 12, 2012 | 1585 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — Police officers are looking for information that could lead to arrests in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Friday.

Detective Sgt. Art Gamez said the incident took place at the same residence in the 400 block of South Minnesota Street where a stabbing incident resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old assailant last week.

Gamez said someone drove up to the house just before 11 p.m. and fired four shots into the house and into a house next door.

“We believe it’s going to be retaliation,” Gamez said.

“I would say they are related,” Detective Lt. Richard Cantu said of the two incidents.

According to witnesses, an older model Chevrolet Suburban was seen during the Sept. 7 incident. The vehicle stopped in front of the residence and then shots were fired.

“Nobody was hurt,” Gamez said. But at least one of the bullets fired into one of the residences passed through a wall and traveled right over the head of a sleeping child.

An adult was also in that room.

Investigators said a 29-year-old man identified as Adrian Campos allegedly tried to run down one brother and stabbed another brother in the chest just a week ago.

Both brothers, in their early 30s, reportedly attacked the assailant and held him until police could arrive.

The brother who was wounded with the knife pulled the blade from his chest, threw it a safe distance away and joined his brother in holding Campos for police.

That incident actually was the second involving Campos and one of the brothers who attacked him after the stabbing incident.

Campos was out of jail on a $5,000 bail at the time of the knife attack after an Aug. 13 incident in the 1500 block of East Rosewood Street.

In that incident, Campos allegedly entered a residence brandishing an AK-47 rifle. Reportedly, he threatened the home’s occupants and then fled.

Campos was in custody at the Bee County Jail during the Friday night shooting, and he was still in custody this week.

He will have to put up $500,000 in bond money ($250,000 on each of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon) to be released.

Anyone who might have information that could lead to an arrest in the shooting case may contact the Beeville Police Department at 358-8100 or call Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers at 362-0206. Witnesses also may call Crime Stoppers toll-free at (877) 362-0206.

Internet users may email information to coastalbendcrimestoppers.com.

Witnesses never need to identify themselves in order to collect the reward.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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