Good Friday shooting under investigation in Cleveland
Authorities say a man suffering gunshot wounds approached a Cleveland police officer around 4 a.m. Friday to ask for help.
The victim, 23-year-old Dallas Schwartz of New Caney, reportedly told the officer, who was investigating an unrelated incident at Cleveland Walmart, that he had been shot at a convenience store outside of Cleveland on US 59.
Because the scene was thought to be outside of the city and in the jurisdiction of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the scene to work with Cleveland PD and determine where the shooting took place.
“It’s been a weird one. We don’t have a lot of information at the time,” said LCSO Sgt. Investigator Josh Cummins. “He told police it happened at a Shell gas station, a big red building. We sent deputies to all the possible locations but haven’t been able to find a crime scene.”
According to Cummins, law enforcement has received “zero cooperation” from the shooting victim and it could be a couple of days before the victim can be questioned further.
Schwartz is currently undergoing medical procedures at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
“We plan to talk to him over the weekend or the early part of next week,” Cummins said. “Hopefully we will give us more information then.”
From witnesses on the scene at Walmart, authorities reportedly were directed to persons in the Splendora area.
“We are talking with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office about the case. It’s possible that this shooting didn’t even take place in Liberty County but in Montgomery County.”
Schwartz’s vehicle was towed to the sheriff’s office where it is being held as evidence.