Man accused of drive-by shooting in Taylor


Victim said he was standing in a front yard on Price Street early Oct. 31 when he was shot, affidavit says.

Brian Evans told another person he shot someone in the hand, police said.

A homeless man was accused of a drive-by shooting in Taylor last week that injured one person, according to an arrest affidavit. Brian Evans, 36, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

The victim received a gunshot wound to his right hand and in his upper right thigh, the affidavit said.

Police were notified at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday about a shooting in the 1000 block of Price Street, the document said. It said the victim and another man told police they were in the front yard of a house when someone in a vehicle drove by and fired two shots at them.

The victim and the other man could not provide a description of the person who shot at them, the affidavit said. A woman called police Wednesday and said Evans had told her he had shot a person on Price Street on Tuesday, according to the affidavit.

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Evans, according to the woman, said he was assaulted by three people on Price Street, including the victim, the affidavit said. He said he told the woman he shot the victim in the hand and also fired more rounds, police said.

It said the woman told police Evans carried a 9 mm handgun. Evans told the woman about the shooting when she took him to Walmart on Tuesday after the incident and then dropped him off at the Taylor Village Inn, the affidavit said.

It said police recovered a 9 mm cartridge casing from the scene of the shooting.

Evans was being held Monday at the Williamson County Jail with bail set at $100,000.

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