Lockhart police searching for suspect accused of shooting teen


2011 Photo of Isidro Navarrete provided by Lockhart Police Department.

LOCKHART, Texas (KXAN) — Lockhart police are searching for a man accused of shooting a teen on Friday near a school.

Lockhart police, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s office and other agencies are searching for the suspect, identified as Isidro Navarrete.

Police say the shooting happened around Maple Street and Mockingbird Lane in west Lockhart. A 15-year-old boy was shot and taken to Ascension Seton in Kyle to be treated for his non life-threatening injuries. His condition is unknown.

Navarrete is described as a Hispanic man in his 40s with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a camo jacket in the area of State Highway 139 and Farm to Market Road 2001.

Police say he is wanted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

A handgun that was reported stolen was recovered and police say Navarrete allegedly tossed it out.

Lockhart Junior High was put on lockout Friday night after the shooting near the school that sent the teen to the hospital because there was a dance going on at the time, according to a letter the district sent to parents.

In a letter to parents Lockhart ISD stated that there was no danger on Lockhart Junior High’s campus, but the school was still put on lockout to keep students and staff inside.

As of 8:30 p.m. Friday night parents were notified that they were able to come pick up their children.

Police say the shooting is an isolated incident, but advised residents in the area of the shooting to lock their doors and secure their windows.

Anyone with information about where he might be is asked to call the Lockhart Police Department.

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