ABILENE, Texas — UPDATE (9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12): An Abilene woman has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of an Abilene man Monday.
According to a press release from the Abilene Police Department, Cassandra Greene, 35, was arrested for her involvement in the incident. Greene witnessed the incident and allegedly provided false information to investigators concerning the whereabouts of suspect Malik Tyrese Corbin to attempt to prevent his arrest.
Greene has been charged with third-degree felony hindering apprehension and booked into the Taylor County Jail.
On Monday, the APD arrested Corbin for the shooting death of Edward Daniels, 43. In addition to the first-degree felony murder charge, Corbin has been charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault; third-degree felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon; third-degree felony evading arrest with a motor vehicle; and state jail felony possession of a controlled substance, to wit: methamphetamine. Corbin was booked into the Taylor County Jail.
According to Corbin's arrest report, he was involved in a verbal altercation that led to him shooting Daniels, who died from his injuries. Multiple witnesses identified Corbin as the shooter in this case, the report said.
Corbin was also found to have prior felony conviction with a disposition date of May 8, 2017, and charged with felon in possession. During the investigation, Corbin was found by an APD officer in uniform and evaded police in a vehicle.
The pursuit ended when Corbin swerved towards another vehicle, causing a crash. The vehicle that was hit had one occupant, who gave a victim affidavit to police.
During an execution of a search warrant for the vehicle in which Corbin was arrested, a clear plastic baggie was found inside a shoe belonging to Corbin which had his clothing on top. The baggie had a clear crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. It was field tested and was positive for methamphetamine.
During the interview with Corbin, he did admit to being involved in a verbal dispute with the murder victim, Daniels, the report stated. Corbin claimed blacking out and not knowing what happened to Daniels. He confessed to knowing that police contacted him and he evaded the police in his vehicle.
During this interview, Corbin also commented that he wanted to hurt himself and that was why he swerved to hit the other vehicle occupied by the second victim.
UPDATE (Monday, Oct. 11): The man who Abilene Police officers found with multiple gunshot wounds in south Abilene, has died, according to the Abilene Police Department. The victim has been identified as Edward Daniels, 43, of Abilene.
An APD press release late Monday said at approximately 4 pm, officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit with the alleged suspect. During the pursuit, the suspect began traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of South Danville Drive, where he intentionally hit a car at Post Oak Road and South Danville Drive. At approximately 4:09 p.m., he was taken into custody without incident at the same intersection. The driver of the white sedan, a 20-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.
At approximately 5:29 p.m., Daniels died from his injuries. Notification of next-of-kin has been made.
The suspect has been identified as Malik Tyrese Corbin, 22, of Abilene. Corbin is being charged with first-degree felony murder. He is also charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault because of the vehicle collision.
Major Investigations Bureau detectives are actively investigating this incident.
ORIGINAL STORY: A man has been hospitalized after being shot multiple times, according to the Abilene Police Department.
APD Administrative Sgt. John Ramirez said at approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday, officers responded to an injured subject call in the area of Leggett and Redbud Circle.
When they got to the scene, officers found a man who had been shot multiple times, Ramirez said. The man was taken to an Abilene hospital by ambulance for treatment of his injuries.
Ramirez said he did not have the name of the victim at the time of Monday’s media briefing.
“He is a middle-aged male,” Ramirez said. “The individual who is responsible for the shooting is known, and we are actively working this investigation and attempting to take this individual into custody.”
Ramirez said the motive of the shooting was unknown at the time, and the department is continuing its investigation.
More information will be posted as it is received from the APD.