Investigators with the Harris County Violent Crimes and Major Offender's Unit arrested Max Meyers Tuesday. He is being held on a $115,000 bond.
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the girl was traveling with her friends and family on the Grand Parkway at SH-249 on March 27.
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As the vehicle was entering the SH-99 entrance, Meyers allegedly fired two gunshots in the direction of the vehicle from his Ford F150, according to deputies.
The 11-year-old girl was struck in the hip and abdomen. The girl was transported to a nearby hospital and was eventually transferred to Memorial Hermann due to the severity of her injuries.
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According to a GoFundMe page set up by family, 11-year-old Juliet Davis has been in and out of consciousness since the incident, and had to have surgery to remove a bullet and repair damage to her organs.
Investigators reviewed surveillance video from TxDOT and were able to find Meyers' truck, which matched the description from witnesses.
Investigators conducted an interview with Meyers on Monday, April 5, and he confessed to the shooting, according to deputies. A handgun and a spent 9mm shell casing in the back cargo area of his truck were discovered in a search of Meyers' apartment and vehicle.
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Meyers is charged with injury to a child with seriously bodily injury, a first degree felony, and deadly conduct, a third degree felony. He is reportedly a junior at Texas A&M University.
The university issued the following statement:
"Now that the Texas A&M has been made aware of this report, the Student Conduct Office will review the situation and determine the degree of disciplinary action to be taken pursuant to University Rules, including the Student Code of Conduct."