By Joe Southern
One person has been arrested after gunfire shattered a peaceful night in Sugar Land Town Square July 12 when shots were fired from the sunroof of a black sedan, striking a building but causing no injuries.
“At about 11 p.m., we began receiving reports of shots fired in Town Square,” said city spokesman Doug Adolph. “We learned from witnesses that the shots were fired from a black sedan as it drove by a business.”
Adolph said two windows were damaged on the sixth floor of an adjacent office building. Police recovered about 10 shell casings fired from more than one weapon.
A nearby license plate recognition camera captured a license plate from the suspect vehicle.
Detectives used the information to locate the driver, who later confessed to firing a weapon into the air that hit the building.
Jarodd Deon Wilson, 19, of Missouri City was arrested and charged with deadly conduct, a third-degree felony. Detectives believe at least one additional shooter is still at large, so the investigation continues.
One witness described the scene.
“There were several groups of young men in the area who got in a dispute, several of them got into a black Impala and started firing a rifle out of the sunroof. No one was hit but there was plenty of panic as the people who were walking in Town Square and eat/drinking outside Bar Louie fled to cover.
I saw five young men being detained in the lobby of the building. A woman outside the building claimed one of the kids was her son,” the person said. “About an hour before the shooting, a call came in to PD at the same location for several male black youths who displayed a firearm. I am not Sherlock Holmes but it sounds related.”
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at 281-275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477).