CPD Investigates Shooting Incident on Matlock Street

June 5, 2023 - Matlock Street in Center was the scene of a reported shooting incident Friday, June 2, 2023, involving two individuals.

Center Police Department (CPD) officers arrived at the scene and began searching for those involved, while also taking statements from witnesses in the neighborhood.

One individual, Justin Evans, was detained shortly after the officers arrival near a house at the intersection of Matlock and Jennings Streets.

CPD Brian Wright and K-9 Enzo began searching the area for the other individual and the gun involved in the incident.

Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Dustin Ramos arrived and assisted CPD officers in searching the area.

K-9 Enzo indicated several times detecting a person near the house and a man eventually emerged from nearby brush.

After speaking with that individual, officers then detained him as well.

Officers continued their search for a gun and collected other evidence such as a holster and ammunition.

More details will be added to this report once available.