According to the Sheriff’s Office, the victim is a 17-year-old male from Tuscola.

“On Monday evening, he met four individuals identified as Owens Heath (18), Michael Giddings (17), Eli Robles (17), and a 15-year-old female in a parking lot near South 14th and Barrow St. in Abilene who later confessed to investigators their intentions to rob the victim. After a verbal altercation occurred, the victim left the area. The suspects followed the victim south on Hwy 83/84 catching up with him near county road 149 where shots were fired at him striking him several times,” Sgt. Cliff Griffin with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating.

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