Residents rushed to help man injured in Brownfield shooting

BROWNFIELD, TX (KCBD) - Brownfield Police say one person is dead and another is in the hospital after shots were fired early Tuesday morning.

Brownfield Police Chief Tony Serbantez said the call came in at 12:14 a.m. for a report of shots fired in the alleyway near North 3rd Street and West Ripley Street.

Serbantez said two people from Seagraves got into an altercation with a man from Brownfield. A struggle ensued, and witnesses reported hearing shots fired.

"I just got home and about to get out of the car when I heard gunshots," resident Beau Baker said.

Baker is a lifetime resident who heard the shots and saw one of the victims.

"I went to go inside the house and as I was unlocking the door, I saw two people, girl and guy, kind of arm over shoulder," Baker said. "The girl said something to the effect of where are you bleeding from and he fell and she fell with him screaming and crying."

Baker saw Evan Anderson, a victim in this shooting.

"I really don't know anything about the guy or anything it was just somebody who needed help," he said.

Baker immediately rushed to find help.

"I saw police officer driving through the park so I ran and flagged him down," Baker said. "[The officer] drove by me and I told him someone's been shot and he started doing his CPR on him."

When officers arrived, they found one man shot in the leg and another person with an unspecified gunshot injury. Authorities performed CPR on 19-year-old Evan Anderson of Seagraves, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person, 19-year-old Jim Mojica, was taken to UMC with non life-threatening injuries.

"It was kind of eye opening I guess," Baker said. "How quickly bad things can go bad."

Baker has been a resident there since he was born and never expected to witness what happened to Anderson.

Police are still investigating the incident. Serbantez says both parties involved are cooperating with police.

The Seagraves Class of 2017 has opened an account for Evan Anderson. Donations are being accepted for the Evan Anderson Memorial Fund at First United Bank.

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