Texarkana police: Teenager was shot during argument over $5

Updated: Apr. 11, 2017 at 3:05 PM CDT
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(Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)

TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - A $5 debt and a ricocheting bullet are what landed a teenager in a hospital in fair condition.

The 14-year-old was shot as he and several others were playing basketball Monday evening in the 2000 block of West 17th Street in Texarkana, Texas, authorities said.

A man walked up and began arguing with someone who owed him $5. He out a pistol and fired it toward the ground.

The bullet ricocheted and struck the teen in one of his legs, police said.

Now authorities are looking to arrest 25-year-old Devonta "Vonte" Henderson on a charge of aggravated assault.

Henderson stands 5'5" tall, weighs about 125 pounds and has tattoos on his face and both of his forearms.

The wounded teen is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about Henderson or the shooting to call Texarkana, Texas, police at (903) 798-3876.

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