New Waverly Suspect Arrested in Walker County Shooting.
On November 3, 2015, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting call on FM 2693 in the southeastern part of Walker County. During the investigation it was discovered that two individuals got into a verbal altercation which escalated into one subject being shot. The victim, identified as 25 year old LaJoseph Edmond. of Willis, Texas was shot in the stomach area and was flown via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas.
Investigators located the suspect, Sherman McKinney, a 25 year resident of New Waverly, Texas and interviewed him. After the interview McKinney was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a second degree felony. An individual found guilty of a second degree felony in Texas can be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for no more than 20 years and no less than 2 years. The subject can also be fined any amount not to exceed $10,000.
McKinney is currently in custody at the Walker County Jail. McKinney is held on a $25,000 bond.