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Lampasas woman shot in the face

Posted at 9:24 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 10:25:00-04

LAMPASAS, TX — A woman was shot in the face in Lampasas, according to police.

Officers say on March 17 at 4:38 PM, a caller from an RV Park at 1907 South US Highway 281 reported to the Lampasas Police Department that she had possibly heard a gunshot and that her neighbor came out of an RV yelling to call 911.

Officers arrived and located the victim, a 45-year-old female, in a trailer suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.

Officers also located the suspect, 43-year-old John Carl Phillips, in the same trailer.

The ensuing investigation indicated Phillips had shot the woman.

Police say Acadian Ambulance took the victim to the Lampasas Air Port where Air Evac Lifeteam Air Medical Ambulance flew her to Scott and White Hospital in Temple.

Officers arrested Phillips and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with family violence, a first degree felony.

Officers obtained a search warrant and executed it at the trailer where they acquired supporting evidence.

Phillips is in the Lampasas County Jail.

The City of Lampasas Fire Department and the Lampasas County Attorney’s Office assisted on scene.