Cameron police make arrest in Jan. 26 shooting incident

A man is in custody following a shooting incident on Jan. 26 in Cameron.

According to the Cameron Police Department, at around 12 p.m. last Friday they received a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of North Fannin. CPD Chief Lonnie Gosch, Senior Sargeant Kris Stringer and Officer Bruce Johnson responded. 

Cameron dispatch received multiple 911 calls that a black male driving a white Cadillac fled the area. Johnson arrived on scene and spoke with witnesses while Gosch and Stringer located the vehicle in the area of 1500 block of North Jackson. 

Cameron dispatch stated that the alleged suspect was Quentel Westbrook, 24, of Cameron. Gosch and Stringer observed Westbrook and detained him for investigative purposes. During the investigation Westbrook was questioned and read his rights.  

According to CPD, during questioning Westbrook stated that he did take a shot at another person due to an argument that took place. Westbrook stated that he fired a shot at the other subject because he thought he had a gun and was going to shoot him first.  

During the investigation Gosch and Stringer located the 9 MM pistol firearm that was used in the shooting.  That firearm turned out to be stolen out of Florida. Stringer located approximately 25 grams of cocaine in Westbrook’s Cadillac.  

The victim of the shooting was also located and gave a statement. The victim’s car was struck with an alleged round that was fired by Westbrook at the scene. That round was recovered. No one was injured during the incident.  

Westbrook was booked in the Milam County Jail and charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of cocaine 4 grams – 200 Grams in a drug free zone. He was released on Jan. 29 on a $50,000 bond.