Lufkin Police Arrest Shooting Suspect
According to a press release from the Lufkin Police Department, officers arrested a Lufkin man early Thursday morning who has been identified as the shooter in an incident that left another Lufkin man seriously wounded.
An officer took Christian Calvin, 31, into custody on unrelated warrants after making a traffic stop on a car with a defective brake light. When the officer approached the 1994 Oldsmobile, he noticed Calvin slumped over in the back seat, pretending to be asleep. The driver claimed Calvin was her friend but said she did not know his name. The officer then noticed a rifle in the floorboard near Calvin’s feet.
A search of Calvin uncovered a marijuana grinder and he was taken into custody on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He also had warrants for robbery, retaliation, possession of drug paraphernalia and an expired driver’s license and was charged additionally with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
After getting Calvin’s name, the officer identified him as the as the shooter in an early Monday morning incident that left 37-year-old Edmond Fowler seriously wounded. Calvin shot Fowler in the leg at 2118 Nile Street around 4 a.m. during a fight. The incident also left Fowler missing the majority of his left thumb and mangled his index finger. He was taken to Woodland Heights Medical Center and later transferred to Memorial Hermann in Houston.
A warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon will be served on Calvin today. He remains in the Angelina County Jail.