x, reported to be Aiden Walker, who told dispatchers that he had just been shot eight times. When the call went out for deputies to respond to the location of #40 CR 3557 in the Grand San Jacinto Sub-Division of north Liberty County in the Plum Grove area, Cpl. Oscar Martinez and two other deputies were close by and responded to the scene within less than a minute.
Cpl. Martinez said that all doors to the mobile home were locked and deputies were unable to make immediate entry. Knowing that a shooting victim was inside and needed assistance but not knowing if the shooter was still inside the mobile home, Martinez made a precarious entry through a side window where he found Walker deceased on the floor with his cell phone nearby. After opening the door from the inside, the deputies searched the home but found the suspect had already fled the scene.
Martinez said witnesses in the area reported hearing several gun shots and thought the shooter sped away in a red colored vehicle. As LCSO Investigators conducted the scene investigation, Criminal Investigation Division Commander Capt. Billy Knox reported the alleged shooter had surrendered him self at approximately 3:30pm and was in custody. The dispatcher’s office confirmed his identity to be 17 year old Samuel F. Depina. Knox later reported that Depina was not cooperating with Investigators and would not discuss the shooting. At this early stage of the investigation, the motive is unknown as is the relationship between Walker and Depina.
Pct. 6 Justice of the Peace Judge Ralph Fuller responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy. The autopsy will determine how many times Walker, who is reported to be in his early 20’s, was actually shot.The alleged shooter, Samuel F. Depina was placed in the Liberty County Jail as the investigation continues.