Wounded suspect saved by officer booked into jail

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A suspect who was shot during a home invasion and given life-saving aid by an officer is now in jail after treatment of his wound.

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Alexis Castro-Sandoval, 24, has been charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony. On December 24, 2023, police responded to a report of gunfire at a house in the 500 block of Astin Avenue.

They found Castro-Sandoval suffering from gunshot wounds to his abdomen and possibly his ribs. WFPD Sgt. Charlie Eipper said the officer immediately realized Castro-Sandoval was suffering from an air-sucking chest wound and administered emergency measures to keep him breathing until first responders and the ambulance arrived.

That officer was later awarded a life-saving bar.

Other officers responding to the shooting had stopped a vehicle leaving the area and found an 18-year-old woman with a gunshot wound in her hand. She was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital.

A search warrant for the house was executed and officers found blood trails throughout the house.

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During follow-up interviews with the victim and another suspect, Kevin Perez, it was determined Castro-Sandoval, Perez and an unidentified person drove to the house on Astin looking for money Perez said he had paid to a woman for sexual favors which were not provided.

Perez said when they knocked on the door, gunshots started.

A victim who lives at the house gave police the same account and said two men they did not know entered the home looking for a woman. They said the suspects entered the woman's bedroom and held her at gunpoint.

The woman was shot in the hand and woke her father, who reportedly loaded his gun and shot one of the suspects twice. She later picked Castro-Sandoval out of a photo lineup, and he was booked after his release from the hospital.

His bond has been set at $25,000. The female victim described the other suspect, and Perez was booked into jail on March 7.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma's Homepage for updates as more information becomes available. All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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