Man discharged firearm, endangering lives is being investigated

A man wearing an armored vest shot several shots from a handgun Sunday.

ABILENE, TX - On July 30, police was dispatched to a call about a black man wearing body armor at the 1400 block of Park Ave., firing several gun shots.

Taylor County Peace Office has issued a warrant that includes all out buildings and structures, and any vehicles on the premises and to seize any property including but not limited to: firearms, ammunition, shell casings, belts, holsters, body armor and a black vest.

Police are looking for a Red Nissan that could possibly contain evidence of an aggravated assault, including but not limited to firearms, ammunition, shell casings, belts, holsters, body armor and a black vest.

When police arrived on the scene of the crime, the suspect was gone but several people observed and reported what happened.

Police have video surveillance confirmed the suspect was accompanied by a female, which left the crime scene in a black Chrysler 300, which was drive by another unknown suspect.

The suspect shooting the firearm was identified by a resident as Arsene “Desy” Koumba. The resident explained Koumba wearing body armor as he pointed a pistol at her and fire it, almost hitting her in the head. She said she feared for her life.

The driver and owner of the black Chrysler is Jules Mukeha who was released yesterday. Mekeha also identified the shooter and admitted to being at the crime scene and driving the black Chrysler.

“During Mukeha’s interview, he admitted to knowing that Koumba intended on confronting individuals while armed with a firearm, to allowing Koumba to drive his vehicle to the crime scene, then driving the vehicle, himself, while leaving the crime scene,” according to the affidavit. 

Mukeha described how after they fled the scene, Koumba place at least one firearm, a belt with a possible holster, and a vest in the red trunk of a red Nissan sedan parked at the apartment complex in the 2200 Block of Vogel Ave. where they both live.

Officers located the 2005 red Nissan that was parked in the complex parking lot, just as Mukeha described.

Koumba was confirmed as a convicted felon. Koumba was brought in for questioning and spoke with the affiant about the incident after being advised of his Maranda rights on two separate occasions.

“Koumba admitted to some of his involvement in the shooting incident that constituted felonious criminal conduct involving discharge of a firearm that endangered others,” according to the affidavit. 

He did deny placing anything in the back of the trunk of the red Nissan as indicated by his co-conspirator. Theaffiant believes that the description Nissan vehicle contains evidence related to a criminal offense.

Koumba was arrested July 30, 2017 and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond set at $30,000. 

Accomplice, Mukeha was arrested July 30 and was released on bond Aug. 2, 2017, he was also charged with a second degree felony with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  

© 2017 KXVA-TV


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