Authorities initially blamed a Texan student, C.B., for wounding himself
and two others with a pistol on the Lone Star College campus on January
22, 2013. Earlier today, however, prosecutors dropped the charges against
him due to some new evidence. The Harris County Sherriff says that at
the time of the shooting, the two other victims accused C.B. of shooting
them. When they questioned him, he refused to answer so police took him
into custody. It was only after he was charged with aggravated assault
that he pointed the blame to another student, T.F.
According to a local San Antonio newspaper, law enforcement officials say
that the shooting occurred after one of the wounded students bumped into
T.F. They both got into an argument, but parted soon after. A half an
hour later, the two saw each other again, and then T.F. allegedly shot
the student in the abdomen and leg. C.B. was also shot in the leg, along
with a campus maintenance worker who was in the room at the time of the shooting.
C.B. maintained his innocence during the entire investigation, but the
prosecution only dropped the charges after more witnesses were interviewed
and evidence was collected because they were "better able to determine
who was where, and what actually occurred". C.B. has since been released
from prison. The new suspect, T.F., faces charges of
aggravated assault and resisting arrest. His defense team commented that T.F. knows it was
inappropriate for him to have a pistol on campus and he was sorry that
innocent people were hurt.
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