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Man shot in head after three men enter home, demand money

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 21:36:02-05

WHITNEY, TX — A man is recovering after three men entered his home, demanded money, and shot him in the head with a shotgun.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, the Hill County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Waterview Street off of FM-1713 in Whitney.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office says the caller reported that three men entered the home and began fighting with another man who lived there.

The sheriff's office says three men were at the home demanding money, and one was brandishing a handgun. During the altercation, one of the suspects shot the victim in the head with a shotgun.

The sheriff's office says one of the suspects was also shot in the fight.

The three men ran from the scene after the shooting. The suspect who was shot took himself to an area medical center and was later transported to a hospital in Fort Worth.

The victim was taken to a hospital in McLennan County then transported to another facility for treatment.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office says both the victim and suspect are expected to live.

Investigators later recovered a shotgun and handgun, which are believed to have been used in the incident. They were found at another residence on Waterview Street.

While at the home, deputies arrested a man who damaged evidence which the sheriff's office was trying to seize.

Arrest warrants were obtained for all three suspects. A search warrant was also secured for a Bosque County residence in relation to the fight. The Hill County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team executed the search warrant and arrested Tyler Edwin Hernandez.

Hernandez is being held in the Hill County Jail on multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, four to 200 grams.

Jason Payne was charged with tampering/ fabricating physical evidence.

The sheriff's office says they were assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens, the Whitney Police Department and Bosque County Sheriff's Office.

Hill County Sheriff's Office says the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Kyle Nevil at (254) 582-5313 ext. 230.