Just after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Dollar Tree located at 613 West 29th Street for the report of a shooting victim.
Once on scene, a witness told officers that he heard a “pop” then looked and noticed a man with blood pouring down the inside of his leg standing by a silver Cadillac. The victim reportedly left the scene in the Cadillac just prior to police arrival.
Believing the victim may be en route to a nearby hospital; officers went to Shannon Medical Center and subsequently observed the silver Cadillac’s arrival. Officers then located a male passenger, identified as Wanted Fugitive Joshua Thomas Bonner, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the groin. Officers applied a C-A-T- tourniquets in an effort to stop Bonner’s extensive bleeding until Shannon Medical Center Staff could take over.
The follow-up investigation revealed Bonner accidentally shot himself when he mishandled a firearm that had been inside his clothing. Bonner was later arrested upon his release from medical care.
Bonner was wanted in connection with an early-morning burglary of a residence in the 2700 block of Tech Avenue on February 14, 2019. In addition to Bonner’s warrants for Grand Jury Indictment-Burglary of Habitation and Parole Violation (Original offense-Robbery), Bonner has been placed on U.S. Marshal Hold and ATF Hold.