EASTLAND, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An ‘armed and dangerous’ fugitive has been captured in connection to a shooting in Eastland County.

William Clay Pitts was captured Wednesday afternoon several hours after authorities asked the public for help locating him, according to Sheriff’s Office officials. Leads given to authorities led to the arrest of Pitts, who now has four charges and a total bond of $140,000 in the Eastland County Jail.

Police say Pitts is accused of shooting a male victim on East Sadosa Street around 10:00 p.m. then fleeing the scene. The victim has been identified as Steve Broyles of Eastland. He was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth for a gunshot wound to the face and neck and is listed in stable condition.

The context surrounding the shooting has not been disclosed, but while Pitts was at large, police warned the public to not approach him because he was considered armed and dangerous.

Eastland PD would like to thank the public for their aid in locating Pitts as well as Abilene Swat, Texas DPS, Texas Rangers, Eastland County Sheriff’s Office, Cisco PD and Ranger PD for their assistance. 

No further information has been released.