On April 10th at approximately 11:00 PM Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were in the area of 33rd and Travis investigating a possible shots fired call. While in the area they observed a male walking at a fast pace in a drainage ditch. The subject told Officers, “people are shooting over there.” When Officers began to approach the subject he began to flee on foot. As Officers were pursuing the suspect they were able to see him reach for a handgun that he had in his front pant pocket. The suspect threw the weapon over a fence.
Officers were able to catch up to the suspect, however as they were placing him in handcuffs the suspect attempted to get away. Officers deployed their Taser and were able to get him into custody.
The suspect was identified as Jeremy Claiborne (32 year old white male of Wichita Falls). He was transported to jail where he was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Evading, and an unrelated warrant.