Updated Friday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m.
The Corsicana Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old suspect following shootings that left two others wounded Wednesday at Bunert Park.
Tavontay O’Neal Cleveland was arrested Thursday morning on charges of deadly conduct by discharge of a firearm; unlawfully carrying a weapon; manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group one, more than four grams, less than 200 grams in a drug free zone; and possession of marijuana, more than two ounces, less than four ounces.
He is currently in the custody of the Navarro County Jail on bonds totaling $71,000.
According to Chief of Police Robert Johnson, officers responded to the park after multiple callers reported gunshots fired among a gathering of 15 to 20 people. Upon arrival, one victim was still at the scene.
A 16-year-old near the basketball court had been shot in the leg and refused to identify his shooter.
Police noticed mud on the victim’s clothing and upon further investigation, found a handgun and blood-soaked t-shirt in a nearby creek.
A 17-year-old, also shot in the leg, was later found at Navarro Regional Hospital and also refused to cooperate with the investigation.
Johnson said multiple types of bullet casing were found at the scene and he believes multiple shooters were involved.
Corsicana police are asking for the public’s help to identify people involved in shootings.
Wednesday’s events prompted lockouts of Corsicana High School, where the altercation was said to have started and nearby Carroll Elementary School as a precaution, with perimeters secured with a police presence.
According to a social media post by Corsicana ISD, students and staff were safe the schools had controlled dismissals at the regular time.
If you have any information please contact Sgt. Dan McAninch at 903-654-4911.