Party Shooting in Ames

AMES, October 19, 2014 – A party being held at 207 Tebo St. in Ames, Texas, in South Liberty County, resulted in a shooting after an argument with several men from the City of Cleveland area who became upset over losing a game of “beer pong”. It appears that at least two people were shot and taken to area hospitals with gun shot wounds to their legs.

Liberty County Sheriff Deputy Stephanie Walden responded to the call at approximately 1:20am this morning where several witnesses told Dep. Walden that five men from the Cleveland area who had been attending this rather large party became upset about losing at a game being played in the back yard of the residence and began running from the home and firing wildly back at the crown of party goers.

Witnesses further gave written statements to Dep. Walden and identified Decoris Lamont Rucker Jr. AKA “Red”, DOB 11-08-89  and Chris Hackett, AKA “Crazy Chris”, unknown age as the ones who had done the actual shooting. Both men, along with three other unknown males with them are reported to be from the Cleveland area. They fled the scene of the shooting in a 2006 four door Buick, Silver in color with temporary license tag number of 34P6604.

After the shooting, one of the party goers, Daihza Jarde Jackson DOB 11-7-95 of the Dayton area was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont by ground ambulance with a gun shot wound to her left thigh and is reported to be in “stable” condition. Within an hour and a half after the shooting incident a second person who witnesses reported to be one of the shooters, Decoris Rucker, arrived at the emergency room at a Kingwood Hospital with a gun shot wound to his leg. He reported to authorities there that he had been shot at some unknown location in the Cleveland area.

Dep. Walden, along with Sgt. Billy Knox, recovered several spent hulls from the scene with the caliber to be determined after examination. Sgt. Knox is conducting the follow-up investigation and charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon is expected to be filed at a later date as well as possible other charges. The identity of the other three males who fled the scene with the two shooters are being sought which might also result in additional charges against those individuals. As of this early stage of the investigation, no arrest have been made and more statements are being taken from the large number of witnesses attending the party.

Anyone having additional information on this shooting is ask to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department at (936) 336-4500 and provide that information to Investigators.

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