DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR
BURNET — Burnet police charged a third man in connection with a June 28 shooting at a residence in the 1000 block of Main Street that already has two suspects behind bars.
According to court documents, the shooting might have been over a woman.
Burnet officers arrested Alejandro Eduardo Rodriguez, 22, on July 31 after Burnet County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Lisa Whitehead issued a warrant for his arrest in connection to the shooting. He was booked into the Burnet County Jail on deadly conduct-discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony.
According to jail records, Rodriguez remains in custody and is being held on $150,000 bond.
Burnet police arrested two other men, Matthew Nicholas Basquez, 17, and Jack Dilon Dickison, 20, the night of the incident.
Basquez faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of tampering/fabricating physical evidence. According to jail records, he was in custody as of Aug. 1.
Dickison is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, tampering/fabricating physical evidence and public intoxication. He also was in jail as of Aug. 1.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit completed by Burnet investigator Noland Hicks, Dickison and Rodriguez arrived at an apartment in the 1000 block of North Main Street rented by a female. A second female was in the apartment when the two men arrived, as was Basquez.
Rodriguez had “emotional feelings” for one of the women and became upset with Basquez because he believed the man may involved with the woman, according to the affidavit.
Rodriguez made a comment that led to he and Basquez getting into a fight. The altercation started in apartment but moved outside onto the staircase. According to the affidavit, Basquez was getting the better of Rodriguez when Dickison became involved in the fight.
Dickison tried to pull Basquez off the other man, which ended up with those two men fighting. With Basquez’s attention diverted, Rodriguez allegedly pulled a .357-magnum revolver from his waistband but dropped it during the struggle.
One of the women picked up the revolver and pulled Basquez out of the fray and back into the apartment, where she closed and locked the door, according to the affidavit.
According to investigators, Rodriguez then retrieved a 20-gauge shotgun from his vehicle, returned to the apartment and allegedly shot out the apartment door’s deadbolt.
After firing the shotgun, Rodriguez drove away from the apartment with Dickison in the passenger seat of the car. But as the two were fleeing, Basquez emerged from the apartment with the .357-magnum revolver and allegedly fired three rounds at the vehicle, the affidavit stated.
According to the document, “Rodriquez was struck in the right forearm, and Dickison was hit in the left abdomen.”