No One Hurt in Texarkana Drive-By Shooting
Citizens in the area of W. 7th and Main St. in Texarkana were surrounded with unusual circumstances late yesterday afternoon: the sound of gun shots. Shortly after the shots rang out, officers were talking with possible victims outside the Bi-State Justice Center. At the end of the day, one person was charged with two felony offenses.
Investigators determined that two vehicles were involved. One was driven by 35-year-old Sonya Hopkins, of Texarkana, TX. Hopkins had two passengers, including his girlfriend, in the car with him. The second vehicle was driven by Joseph Hawkins. The ex-pulled out a handgun, pointed it at Hawkins, and fired four shots at him...but she didn't hit him. Hopkins had dropped his two passengers off at the Bi-State Justice Center and left the scene, only to return a short time later. No weapon was recovered; however, shell casings were found inside Hopkins’ vehicle. He was arrested for deadly conduct and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hopkins was booked into the Bi-State Justice Center, where he's awaiting bond.