KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
December 9, 2018
Jennifer Lynn Greenway
A 7-year-old boy was shot in the back and seriously wounded after someone fired at the car he was in Saturday afternoon in Katy, according to authorities.
UPDATE (AS OF 1:13 pm Sunday, December 9, 2018)
A suspect has been charged in the drive-by shooting of a 7-year old boy in Katy on Saturday. Omarion Philip Bailey, 19, who is a Katy resident, has a previous criminal record of theft and assault.
Bailey was driving a late model Dodge Stratus at the time of the shooting. He is described as a black male, 5'7", 160 pounds, medium build, with brown eyes and tattoos on his right arm.
Bailey is still at large. If you have information as to his whereabouts, contact 713-274-9100.
(Omarion Bailey Previous Mugshot)
The shooting happened around 2:00 pm Saturday in the 2000 block of Little Bighorn, located near the corner of Saums Rd and N. Fry Rd in the Sundown neighborhood. Neighbors heard several gunshots and then saw a Cadillac Escalade speeding down the street with a shot out window.
Details as to what led up to the shooting are still under investigation. Early information indicates that the car was at an intersection in the neighborhood and was the target of a drive by shooting. Investigators have not released information on whether the injured boy or driver live in the Sundown neighborhood.
The 18-year old brother of the victim was behind the wheel of the Cadillac Escalade and drove the injured boy to the Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, according to Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Joe Ambriz.
Life Flight then transported the child to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston's Medical Center where he underwent surgery Saturday evening. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the boy is expected to survive.
Police were on the scene into the night Saturday investigating. The intersection with a blue truck were taped off with crime scene tape but investigators have not said how the truck is related.
Investigators canvassed homes for video around the time of the shooting but so far have not found one.
Katy Magazine will update the story as further details are released.