The nine-year-old boy who died Tuesday, Aug. 9 after suffering a gunshot wound has been identified by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office as Levi Shaw.
After the child suffered a gunshot wound at a residence in Acton, he was transported to a Fort Worth hospital, Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Josh Lane told the Hood County News Wednesday in an Aug. 10 news release.
Lane stated in that initial news release that “The circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers. At this time, there is no other information available to be released.”
On Thursday, Lane emailed a second news release, which states that the names of Levi Shaw’s parents are Camie Rose Shaw and Dallas Ray Shaw.
Lane added, “All cases, such as this, are considered criminal investigations until determined otherwise, however the circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers.”
In response to an email from the Hood County News seeking clarification about who lived in the residence, Lane wrote, “It was his (Levi Shaw’s) residence and as far as I know everyone lives at the residence.”
The first news release, on Aug. 10, had stated, “Deputies with the Hood County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Abbey Park Court after receiving a 911 call for a 9-year-old child that had been shot. Arriving deputies determined that the child had been shot, while in the residence, and was being treated by EMS. The child was eventually transported by (air ambulance) to Cook Children’s Hospital (Fort Worth).”
The email then adds, “… however (the child) was later pronounced deceased.”
The 911 call blotter lists the incident as having been called in at 1:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
A bank account has been set up by Texas EMS of Granbury — where the boy’s mother has worked for several years as an EMT — in the name of Levi Shaw, at First National Bank of Granbury, for those interested in helping the family. FNB-Granbury confirmed that Thursday morning. Donations can be made at any of the FNB-Granbury branch offices, or can be mailed to First National Bank, P.O. Box 400, Granbury, TX 76048. Donations can also be made online, for FNB-Granbury customers who have bank accounts.