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Police arrest suspect nearly a month after woman was shot in her yard

Posted at 8:52 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 10:13:58-04

GROESBECK, TX — A man surrendered to police after they say he had an arrest warrant out for him.

Groesbeck police said Randall Dobson was arrested for the offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an investigation by the Texas Rangers.

Dobson surrendered himself Wednesday morning and was booked into the Limestone County Jail.

This comes after a 30-year-old mother was shot in her own yard in July.

It happened on Allison Avenue in Groesbeck. Police say an off-duty reserve Groesbeck Police officer was involved in the shooting that sent the victim to the hospital. The investigation is ongoing and updates will be provided by the Texas Rangers.

Her family is asking for answers.

Wes Kuehn says his daughter spent her 31st birthday at Hillcrest Hospital after a shooting that shocked her family and neighbors.

"Never in my wildest dreams would I think I would have gotten that call. And she's been in the ICU since Sunday. It's been horrible for her, her husband, her kids and family," said Kuehn.

He says the mother of two is in stable condition but will need therapy to recover from her wounds.

"We're just ready for her to be healed. My grandkids are ready for her to be home. She has a long road ahead of her. She's got injuries that she's gonna have to go through therapy. It's going to be tough," said Kuehn.

The Texas Rangers took over the investigation because one person at the scene was a reserve off-duty police officer. Although no suspects have been named, the family is concerned that safety is at stake as each day passes without an arrest.

"I want closure for my daughter knowing the person that shot her in the back, that he's not out running around. She had no weapon. She was not a threat to them. How much more evidence do you need? And she was in her own yard almost to her garage," said Kuehn.

"Scary," said KXXV Anchor Lindsay Liepman.

"That somebody would stoop that low and shooting somebody in the back," said Kuehn.

This still an ongoing investigation.