Abilene man recovering from gunshot to chest

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene man is recovering after being shot in the chest Saturday afternoon.

Police said 17-year-old Ethan Caballero is accused of shooting 18-year-old Louis Barrientes in the chest around 3 p,m., in the 300-block of College Drive.

According to police. Caballero drove to Barrientes’ house to confront someone about a relationship with Caballero’s girlfriend. Barrientes opened the door and quickly shut it before being shot by Caballero, police said. 

Caballero, according to police. then left the scene with 17-year-old Alexis Jones, but was quickly located by police at a restaurant in the 1300-block of North Judge Ely Blvd . Both Caballero and Jones were taken to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning. Two handguns were found in the vehicle.

Barrientes was taken to Hendrick Medical Center, then flown to Lubbock for treatment. He is expected to survive. Caballero has been charged with a number of felonies and misdemeanors.

We will continue to update this story as more details are made available.

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