Teen charged with shooting disabled man with pellet gun in NW Harris Co.

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A teen suspected of shooting a disabled man with a pellet gun was in court today (KTRK)

An 18-year-old man is now charged with shooting a disabled man with a pellet gun in northwest Harris County.

William David Hanks, of Houston, is charged with injury to a disabled individual. He is now being held in the Harris County Sheriff's Office Jail, and appeared in court today.

Court records show a group home caregiver claims her disabled charge told her that he'd been shot with a gun by someone he named as "Willie." The caregiver knew where "Willie" lived, and told police, who went to the home and spoke with his parents.

According to authorities cited in court documents, Hanks' parents said they kicked their son out of their house due to behavior problems. Hanks' parents shared a Texas ID photo of their son, which was used in a photo lineup. Authorities claim in court records that the victim was able to identify Hanks as the alleged shooter.

Records also indicate the group home's next-door neighbor caught video of the incident on surveillance cameras. Records say the video shows a white pickup truck slow down as it drove by and went past the shooting victim.
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