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Two arrests made in October shooting of Nacogdoches girl, 16

Khiry Lakeith Driver Khiry Lakeith Driver
Robert Kellerman Robert Kellerman

An arrest has been made in the case of the shooting of a 16 year old girl in Nacogdoches.

18 year old Khiry Lakeith Driver of Nacogdoches was arrested Friday morning by Nacogdoches Police and charged with aggravated assault. He was taken to the Nacogdoches County Jail, pending arraignment. Driver is charged with firing the weapon that struck Ebony Adams, a Nacogodches High School student, in the pelvic area. 

Adams continues to recover from the injuries.

"Our investigators did a very thorough investigation into this case," said Sgt. Greg Sowell of the NPD. "The investigation revealed ample probable cause to support a charge of aggravated assault, based on a reckless act, against Mr. Driver."

Also related - Robert David Kellerman, 17 of Nacogdoches has been charged with unlawful transfer of certain weapons, a state jail felony. Kellerman was also arrested Friday morning on a warrant. His arrest stems from an investigation into the ownership of the handgun in this case. Kellerman is accused of giving the handgun to a minor, who then allegedly gave the .357 magnum to Driver before it was used in the shooting.

The incident happened on October 21, 2008. NPD answered a call to a shooting at a home at in the 1100 block of Randall Street in Nacogdoches that night just after 6:00 pm. When they arrived, officers found that Adams had suffered a gunshot wound to the pelvic area, caused by a large caliber handgun.

Adams, a member of the drill team at NHS, suffered from a shattered pelvis and multiple injuries to her intestine and bladder because of the shooting. Adams' father, a Nacogdoches county constable, said at the time that he thought the shooting was accidental.

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