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Posted on: May 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Drive-by shooting on South Lee Street results in one dead

A 20-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the hospital after he was shot by an unknown suspect Saturday morning.

Midland Police Department officers responded to Midland Memorial Hospital at approximately 4:33 a.m. in reference to gunshot victim Kaleb Barton, 20, who had been transported by private vehicle and was pronounced deceased after arrival.

An investigation determined that the incident occurred at an eating establishment in the 200 block of South Lee Street. Witnesses said Barton was outside of the business with acquaintances when two Hispanic males in a small light blue/silver car, possibly a Honda, drove by and fired one round into the group, striking Barton in the lower torso.

Next of kin has been notified and Barton's body will be transported to Tarrant County for an autopsy. The investigation into the case continues.


Media Contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz

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