HOUSTON – A teen charged in a shooting near Cy Lakes High School has been sentenced to 60 days in the Harris County Jail.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, John Randy Newkirk, 18, will only have to serve a week of that sentence after receiving 53 days credit.
Investigators said Newkirk was arrested on March 4 during an attempted burglary in northwest Harris County.
Prior to that deputies had been looking for Newkirk as the suspect who fired a gun several times during a Feb. 21 fight in a field near the 19000 block of Sandelford Drive.
According to investigators, the off-campus fight, which was witnessed by dozens, was between two students who’d been feuding since the day before.
Newkirk and Aurelio Navarro, 19, are not students at the school but had shown up to the fight as ‘backup’ for one of the people involved, investigators said. When Newkirk saw that Navarro was getting beaten badly, he discharged the gun several times.
No one was hurt by the gunfire, investigators said. Navarro was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries from the physical altercation.