Officers search for shooting victim's estranged boyfriend

Officers search for shooting victim's estranged boyfriend

A shooting victim was rushed into surgery at a local medical facility Dec. 21 after being shot twice while at home, and officers with the Nederland Police Department (NPD) are now searching for her estranged boyfriend. 

NPD officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Detroit Avenue in Nederland at 6:11 a.m. in reference to a shooting. Upon their arrival to the locaiton, they learned that a 35-year-old Hispanic female had been shot and transported by private vehicle to the Medical Center of South East Texas. The victim was then transported to St. Elizabeth hospital by Acadian ambulance service.

The victim had reportedly been shot twice with a small caliber handgun, once in the chest and once in the head, and was in surgery at 8:53 a.m., according to information from NPD Chief Gary Porter.

The shooting appeared to police to have been domestic in nature. Officers are searching for the victim’s estranged boyfriend, a 48-year-old man, as a suspect in this shooting. He remained at large at the time of this report.