Edna man shot and killed
A minor conflict led to the shooting of a 34 year old Edna man over night on November 5. Isaac Ybarra was found laying in the road after an apparent gunshot to the head and was pronounced deceased shortly afterwards.
The Edna police department released a statement explaining what led up to the situation.
Edna police heard a single gunshot at approximately 12:45 a.m. Following that, dispatch started getting 911 calls reporting a man who had been shot was lying in the road in front of a home in the 500 block of Ward.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Ybarra lying in the street with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the head. Ybarra was transported to Jackson County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Cyndi Poulton.
The statement said Edna police learned that Ybarra and at least three family members had allegedly gone to the home on Ward in response to a minor conflict that occurred at a local convenience store between members of Ybarra’s family and members of the homeowner’s family.
Members of both families told police they knew about the meeting but didn’t anticipate gun violence.
Police said through witness statements they have identified a suspect and actively seeking that man for questioning.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Ranger John Lingle, and District Attorney Pam Guenther are assisting the Edna police department in their investigation.