KATY, HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - The Harris County Sheriff's Office has released additional information about the fatal shooting of a 17-year old boy late Monday night in Katy. The release of information confirms what Covering Katy originally reported, that the boy was shot one time, not multiple times, as had been reported by a Houston daily newspaper.
"Upon arrival, deputies found the victim lying in the rear seat of a vehicle, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound," the sheriff's office report stated.
Jakobi Xavier Mitchell is identified as the victim. While Mitchell was shot one time, detectives on the scene told Covering Katy News that the car was hit by multiple bullets. No one else in the car was injured.
The car that Mitchell was riding in stopped in the middle of the road by the Katy Elks Lodge which is about two blocks north of the Katy Freeway. It's occupants signaled a City of Katy police officer for help. It was about 11:40 p.m.
The teens in the car fled from the location of the shooting, the Katy Ranch Apartments which is located a short distance away on Katy Ranch Road, south of I-10.
"Deputies spoke with three other occupants of the vehicle who stated they were lost and driving in a nearby neighborhood when someone began shooting at them," the sheriff's office report says. "The occupants stated they fled from the shooting scene until they were able to flag down a deputy for assistance. While conducting their investigation, deputies received a second shooting call at an apartment complex in the 24000 block of Katy Ranch Rd. Deputies responded to that scene and discovered ballistic evidence of a shooting."
"The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit responded to the scene and determined the victim and other occupants of the vehicle had been involved in a physical altercation with several unknown black males prior to the shooting," the sheriff's office report stated."
The investigation is ongoing.