Bullet Removed From Back Of Teen Shot At School


Salon Staff
January 14, 2012 11:54PM (UTC)

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Doctors have removed a bullet from the back of a 13-year-old Texas boy shot while trying out for his middle school basketball team in December.

Donna Tijerina told The McAllen Monitor ( ) that doctors removed the bullet from her son's back Thursday at a Houston hospital. Nicholas Tijerina still does not have feeling in his legs.

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Tijerina and Edson Amaro were shot Dec. 12 outside Harwell Middle School. On Jan. 6, authorities charged Dustin Wesley Cook with aggravated assault for shooting 14-year-old Amaro, who lost a kidney. Cook was target shooting with a sniper rifle on ranchland nearly a mile away, but in line with the school.

Sheriff Lupe Trevino has indicated that if a bullet was recovered from Tijerina investigators would seek a ballistic match and charges.

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Information from: The Monitor, http://www.themonitor.com


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