Temple police searching for teenager who shot man in the head

Posted at 10:47 PM, May 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 17:11:12-04

Police are searching for a teenager accused of shooting a man in the head in Temple on Saturday morning.

The Bell County District Attorney's Office issued a criminal complaint Tuesday morning, charging 17-year-old Jose Juan Sanchez-Sosa with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim, 21-year-old Ventura Garza-Esquiveal, is recovering in stable condition at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple.

Police responded to that hospital around 9:10 a.m. Saturday in reference to a report of a man who had been shot in the head. 

When officers arrived, they were told a private vehicle dropped Garza-Esquiveal off in the emergency room earlier that morning. He was in the hospital's intensive care unit at the time.

Sanchez-Sosa has an outstanding warrant for his arrest with a bond set at $500,000.

Contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS if you have any information that could help police find him. Callers can remain anonymous.

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