Gunshots heard across Sugar Land

By LeaAnne Klentzman 

Gunshots_featured GunshotsGun fire could be heard both north and south of the freeway in Sugar Land late last week.

On Thursday night, June 26, just minutes after 11 p.m., Sugar Land Police were called to investigate and aggravated assault on Grant s Lake Boulevard where the victim was shot. According to Police Spokesman Doug Adolph, a woman called 911 and reported that her 24 year old son had been shot in his side and was driving himself to the hospital.

When police met up with the victim and his mother at Methodist Hospital- Sugar Land they learned the man’s injuries were not life threatening. The victim told them that he was out by the swimming pool smoking a cigarette, across the street from his townhome, when he was approached by two black males who ordered him to empty his pockets. He told police that he took off running for his townhome with the two suspects not far behind. As he approached his townhouse, he was shot. He got into his residence and told his mother, then they left for the hospital. His mother called police as they traveled to the hospital.

The suspects were described as both being about 5’ 11 with thin builds, wearing dark clothes. As officers searched the crime scene, a bag of marijuana was found in the bushes near the shooting victim’s townhome. At press time there was no affirmative link to the victim. The crime log listed this incident as “Assault-Reporting party received minor gunshot wound.”

The following evening gunfire shattered the evening air over Constellation Park in the 100 block Stadium Drive, parking lot B.

Friday evening about 8:30 gunfire was reported at the Sugar Land ball park. According to Adolph, a Sugar Land Police officer working an extra job in the parking lot of Constellation Field heard gun shots. When he went to investigate he found two women who said they had just been robbed at gunpoint next to their vehicles. Adolph said, “One woman ran away while the men took a purse and a phone from the other woman. The suspects fired shots into the air before leaving in a silver passenger vehicle.”

The area was locked-down, a search perimeter was set, and the dragnet for the suspects began.

Adolph said, “The suspects were tracked to a convenience store and gas station at U.S. Highway 59 and Bissonnet.” Two of the suspects were passengers in the captured vehicle, the third, which had been driving, fled on foot. However, he was taken into custody shortly thereafter.

The two adult suspects in this case have been identified as Derrick Dontrell Bonner 24, and Aaron Bruno, 17, both of Houston. They were arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery. A 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and evading. No physical injuries were reported in the Constellation Park incident. The shooting victim from Grants Lake is expected to make a full recovery.

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