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Longview man who shot at repo men identified

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) – Longview Police have identified the man they say shot at two repo men last night.

25-year-old William Walton is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say Walton opened fire on the men while they were trying to take a car away on Birdsong Street. One of the men was hit in the arm and the other had glass fragments cut into his leg. They were both released from the hospital on Wednesday.

24-year-old Joseph Castillo says he knows only too well the dangers of being a repo-man.

"You never know what you're going to walk into when you pull up. You never know what's going on, who's out there. You never know the situation or what's going to happen. It's hard for everybody but somehow some way I just have to do what I do," says Castillo.

As he was preparing to tow the vehicle, police say Walton appeared with a handgun and about six shots rang out.

One of those shots hit Castillo in the arm. Not realizing he was injured, Castillo says all he was thinking about was getting out of harm's way.

Once he noticed his wound, he immediately began thinking about his young family.

"We do have a 3-month-old baby girl, and I didn't want anything to happen to either one of them trying to get to me. We have families, we have kids, and we have a life just like they do. We're not the bad guy," adds Castillo.

William Walton remains in the Gregg County Jail on $200,000 bond. Castillo says he did not suffer any permanent damage to his arm.

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