The Lewisville Police Department has apprehended three suspects believed to be responsible for a series of pellet gun shootings that occurred throughout the day in Lewisville. The arrested individuals are identified as 17-year-old Hayden Wolfgang Neuroth, 19-year-old Trevor Joseph Watts, and 21-year-old Daniel Ray Vallot. All three face charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and as of now, no bond has been set.
The incidents unfolded earlier today, starting at 10:50 a.m. when a resident in the 1700 block of Circle Creek Drive reported being shot while walking in the neighborhood. The victim, a man, sustained a minor injury, and at this time, he has not sought medical treatment.
Subsequent reports came in, with a man in the 1400 block of Reno Street calling 9-1-1 at 11:58 a.m. after being shot in the back in his front yard. He was transported to Medical City Lewisville hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Another incident occurred at 12:04 p.m. in the 1400 block of College Parkway, where a man reported a shot fired at him, causing damage to his storm door. Minutes later, at 12:37 p.m., a man in the 1100 block of Corporate Drive reported being shot in the leg and was transported to Medical City Lewisville Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.
At 12:38 p.m., Lewisville Police officers spotted a vehicle matching the description of the grey sedan mentioned in the reports. After initiating a traffic stop, the three suspects were taken into custody without incident. Officers recovered two high-powered pellet guns capable of firing projectiles at speeds up to 1,500 feet per second.
The suspects admitted to the shootings, stating they were bored and fired at people to elicit reactions. At 1:07 p.m., another victim reported being shot in the head while walking in the 1400 block of S. Old Orchard. The victim, who later discovered a non-life-threatening wound to the neck, was transported to Medical City Lewisville hospital.
Notably, no LISD school campus was under threat during these incidents, but School Resource Officers were notified due to the random nature of the crimes. Aggravated Assault charges apply in these cases, given the serious bodily injuries caused and the use of pellet guns capable of inflicting harm. The pellet guns used by the suspects carried explicit warnings against misuse, emphasizing their potential for causing serious injury or death.