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UPDATE: June 13, 2018
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Taylor Police Detectives investigating this shooting established probable cause to obtain an Arrest Warrant for Manuel Herrera, Jr., 43, of Taylor for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
At 6:54 p.m., Taylor Patrol Officers located Suspect Herrera and attempted to stop a vehicle that he was a passenger in the 900 block of E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. When the vehicle came to a stop, Herrera ran from the vehicle and Officers pursued him on foot. After a foot chase, Officers apprehended Herrera in Robinson Park, 206 S. Dolan St. A search incident to arrest revealed Herrera to have 45-caliber bullets in his pocket as well as suspected methamphetamine. In addition, in a search of the vehicle that Herrera was a passenger in and ran from, Officers recovered a 45-Caliber Semi-automatic Pistol. Herrera was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2nd Degree Felony), Evading Arrest/Detention on Foot (State Jail Felony), Possession of Controlled Substance under 1 gram (State Jail Felony), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (3rd Degree Felony).
Herrera was transported to and booked into the Williamson County Jail, where he is currently being held. This shooting was cleared by arrest in less than 24 hours from time of occurrence.
On June 11, 2018, at 9:05 p.m., Taylor Police responded to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Taylor on report of a man who had a gunshot wound to the chest. Hospital personnel advised that a male subject came into the hospital’s intake area at approximately 9 p.m., and stated there was a man outside with a gunshot wound. The man went back outside and left the area in a vehicle.
Hospital staff went outside and nurses brought in the victim with the gunshot wound. The victim suffered a bullet wound to the upper chest and arm. Due to the severity of the trauma, the victim was transferred to Seton Williamson County Hospital where he was admitted and is now in stable condition. The victim is identified as Juan Palacio, 31, of Taylor.
Officers found the vehicle where the victim was shot in the northeast portion of the parking lot of Baylor Scott and White in Taylor. The vehicle was processed by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit. Officers have reason to believe that the shooting occurred in Taylor. Anyone with information is asked to contact Taylor Police Detective Vincent Clifford at 512-352-5551. The investigation will continue.