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Lockhart police looking for man connected to Friday night shooting

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The Lockhart Police Department and Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting Friday night that occurred near Maple Street and Mockingbird Lane in Lockhart.

The suspect has been identified as Isidro Navarrete, a Hispanic male in his 40’s with a medium build who was last seen wearing a camo jacket, officials said.

Navarrete is wanted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to officials, a 15-year-old male was reportedly wounded in the incident and was transported to Seton Kyle with non-life-threatening injuries. His condition is unknown at this time. Isidro NavarreteAccording to officials, a 15-year-old male was reportedly wounded in the incident and was transported to Seton Kyle with non-life-threatening injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.

Officials said Navarrete fled from officers in the 1700 block of Silent Valley Road (FM 2001) Friday night. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, The Department of Public Safety and an Austin Police Department helicopter assisted in the search, which continued throughout the night.

Police said a handgun has been recovered that was allegedly tossed out by Navarrete. The firearm was reported stolen, police said.

Lockhart Police Department is coordinating with multiple law enforcement agencies in an attempt to find Navarrete. He was last seen Friday night in the area of SH 130 and FM 2001.

Officials noted an isolated incident, officials said.

Police are asking who sees a suspicious person on their property to notify local law enforcement.

Because of the incident’s proximity to Lockhart Junior High School, the school was temporarily placed on lockdown Friday night. School officials noted the move was made out of precaution and that there was no danger on the campus.

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