At approximately 12:01 am on Sunday, January 1, 2023, Officers were dispatched to the 6600 block of Everhart reference a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, Officers were updated that the victim was self-transported to a local hospital by family members.

Officers arrived at a local hospital as the victim was arriving.  Officers were later advised that the juvenile victim succumbed to her injuries. 

Investigators with our Criminal Investigation Division have worked diligently since the shooting to identify and locate the individuals responsible.  On this same date, Investigators were able to identify two offenders who illegally discharged their firearms in the direction of several habitations. 

On January 2, 2023, Detectives petitioned for, and secured arrests warrants for 29-year-old Deonis Poindexter and 43-year-old Jacob Leal. The warrants were for Deadly Conduct Discharging a Firearm (3rd degree felony-$75,000 bond). Charges may be upgraded at a later time, pending further investigation.

Both offenders were transported to the main police station to be interviewed, before being booked at the City Detention Center.  

If you have any information about this investigation, please call 361-886-2600.  Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.