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2015-01-15

Shooting suspect on lam in LH

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

A shooting occurred in Lakehills last weekend and the suspected shooter remains on the lam.
According to Bandera County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Matt King, the shooting happened in the 100 block of Simmons at approximately 1:45 pm, Saturday, Jan. 10.
Prior to the incident, Shawn Weber, 38, had visited the home of his neighbor, Johnny Sizemore, 33. The men were reportedly acquaintances. Subsequently, according to reports, an argument ensued - ostensibly involving gas that Weber had attempted to borrow.
The fracas culminated with Sizemore allegedly pulling a what is believed to be a .40 caliber handgun and shooting Weber point blank through the neck, according to the law enforcement report. After being wounded, Weber sought refuge at the home of another neighbor.
At this point, a call went out to emergency dispatch and BCSO deputies arrived at the scene, led by Sgt. Danny Sanchez. According to King, although Weber was shot through the neck, the bullet did not strike any vital organs. After exiting the neck, the bullet grazed Weber's shoulder and was recovered. Miraculously, the victim did not suffer any serious injuries and he also did not require surgery for the wounds.
Sizemore, meanwhile, left the scene of the incident and remains at large at press time. "We located his vehicle in the Lakehills area, but haven't found the weapon as yet," King said. "In an abundance of caution, we are advising local residents to remain vigilant, but not to approach the suspect."
The sheriff's department has issued a felony warrant for Sizemore's arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. "We feel sure he's still in the area. It's only a matter of time before we pick up Mr. Sizemore," King said.