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Teen shot in Rosenberg; one suspect in custody, police chief says

A 17-year-old was shot Friday at a Rosenberg apartment complex.
Credit: Mark Lawyer / KHOU 11
A 17-year-old Rosenberg teen was shot and critically injured at the Westwood Village Apartments.

ROSENBERG, Texas — A 17-year-old Rosenberg teen was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound Friday afternoon, according to Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White. 

He was shot in the back of the head by a gunman armed with a rifle. 

It happened around 12:20 p.m. at the Westwood Village Apartments at 1217 Westwood Drive.

 Witnesses told police the suspect also fired at several other people then ran into an apartment to hide.

Police brought in the Fort Bend County Regional SWAT Team and they surrounded the apartment.

The suspect, identified as Jamal Williams, 25, surrendered and was taken into custody. Police say he will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

White said the victim survived and was undergoing surgery, at last check. He is reportedly in critical condition.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by these criminal acts, rest assured every individual involved will be held accountable,” said Chief White.

Anyone with information of a crime is encouraged to contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477). You can also submit online at http://www.fortbend.crimestoppersweb.com/.

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