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Update: Investigation continues into drive-by shooting on Magnolia

PALESTINE, September 24, 2013--The Palestine Police Department is continuing the investigation into the shooting of 20 year-old Anthony Corpus. Initial information indicated that Corpus was at a residence in the 1000 block of South Magnolia, St on September 21, 2013.

It is believed that an argument started on the night of September 20, and spilled over into the next day. The incident escalated to one person being shot on September 21, 2013, at approximately 4:20 p.m. The shooting took place when the offender, identified as 18 year-old Dakota Kincaid of Palestine, went to the residence in the 1000 block of South Magnolia, and became involved in a verbal altercation. When Kincaid did not get the results he wanted, he left the scene and got into a vehicle parked just down the street. As Kincaid passed by, he fired at least four to five shots from the passenger’s side of the truck.

Corpus was hit once in the back and again in the leg. Corpus was taken to a Tyler hospital for treatment. Corpus was listed in stable condition at last check.

Anderson County Deputy Wes Dean and Sgt. Bobby Bishop located that suspect’s vehicle in the Neches area of Anderson County. Deputies took Kincaid into custody and charged him with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, which is a first degree felony. The charge carries a punishment of up to life in prison and $10,000 fine.

Also taken into custody was a 16 year-old juvenile. The juvenile was taken to the Anderson County Juvenile Detention Center for processing for his involvement in the incident.

Also arrested for their role in the shooting were 17 year-old Payton Mulson of Oakwood, Texas, and 18 year-old Justin Pierna of Palestine. Mulson and Pierna are also being charged with Aggravated Assault.   

The case is being investigated by Detective David Kassaw. Anyone with additional information can reach Detective Kassaw at 903-731-8482.   


Original Story

TYLER, September 23, 2013--On September 21,  at approximately 4:22 p.m., Tyler Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of S. Magnolia, in reference to a shooting that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers were advised that a 20 year-old male subject, whose identity is being withheld pending treatment, had been shot one time in front of a residence, and was being transported to the hospital by family members.

Officers learned during the initial investigation that an identified18 year-old suspect, later identified as Dakota Kincaid, was a passenger, driven by the scene in a blue Chevrolet pickup. The suspect reportedly fired multiple shots from within the vehicle with a small caliber firearm, striking at least once the victim who was standing near another vehicle at the residence.

The suspect vehicle fled northbound away from the scene. Surrounding agencies were notified of the offense. Kincaid and two other possible involved parties were detained by Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies for questioning regarding the offense in the area of Anderson CR 336, in Neches.

Officers received information that the motive for the shooting may have been tied to a disturbance occurring during the previous 24 hours regarding Kincaid accusing the victim of the theft of his girlfriend’s cellular telephone.

At last report, the victim was being flown to Trinity Mother Francis due to his injuries. His current condition is unknown at the time of this story.

KYYK's Gary Richards spoke with Palestine Police Lt. James Muniz about the incident. Click below for details.


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