Update: Suspect arrested in Mineola Hotel Shooting

UPDATE: MINEOLA (KYTX) - An arrest has been made in what initially was reported as an accidental shooting at the Best Western Inn in Mineola.

An arrest warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon was issued Monday afternoon for 18-year-old Shelby Elayne Adams of Mineola in connection with the shooting of 27-year-old Amanda Soape also of Mineola.

Adams told police she pointed a handgun at Soape and it went off striking the victim. Soape told investigators she thought the weapon was a taser.

The handgun was brought to the hotel room by two men who were visiting Adams and Soape. Upon further investigation, officers learned Soape and Adams had rented the room.

Soape remains at ETMC in Tyler with a non-life threatening injury.

The case remains under investigation.



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