TEXARKANA – The suspect from Monday morning’s officer involved shooting has been released from the hospital after recovering from non-life threatening injuries.
According to the Texarkana Texas Police Department, 20-year-old Timothy Noble was released from Christus St. Michael Hospital on Tuesday evening. After his release, Noble was charged with aggravated assault on a public servant, felon in possession of a firearm, and evading detention. Noble was booked into the Bi-State Jail and his bond was set on Wednesday morning at $140,316.
Noble also had a misdemeanor warrant for no drivers license, police say.
On Monday morning, Noble was shot by a Texarkana Texas police officer after he produced a firearm during a pursuit in the 2700 block of Robison Road, according to police.
Texarkana Texas police say that an officer located the group walking near Barkwood and Sunset Roads. When they saw the officer, they began to flee on foot, police say, and the officer pursued one of them, later identified as Noble.
Officers pursued Noble for several blocks and noticed that he was carrying a handgun, police say.
TTPD officers almost lost sight of Noble before another officer saw him running south near the intersection of Robison Road and College Drive. As the officer confronted Noble, police say, the suspect tried to hide in the ditch behind a church in the 2700 block of Robison Road.
Noble produced the handgun, police say, and the TTPD officer fired his weapon and struck Noble. Other officers arrived at the scene and immediately began providing first aid to Noble before paramedics arrived on scene.
According to police, three other guns were recovered along the path that the other members of the group were last seen. A home owner on Barkwood Road later called 911, police say, and reported finding the guns in his yard. The three guns are believed to be part of the group and dropped by the other members, and the guns have been reported as stolen.
Texarkana Texas police chief Kevin Schutte asked the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation to make sure that the use of deadly force was consistent with Texas state laws. TTPD is also conducting their own internal investigation, and the officer involved is on administrative leave as a matter of department policy.
The findings of the Texas Rangers’ investigation will be forwarded to the Bowie County District Attorney’s Office for presentation to a grand jury for review.