Trial for man accused of shooting Pampa officer moves into 2nd day

Trial for man accused of shooting Pampa officer moves into 2nd day
Sgt. Houston Gass was shot in the face during a standoff incident last January. Source: KFDA
Sgt. Houston Gass was shot in the face during a standoff incident last January. Source: KFDA

GRAY COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - Prosecutors are continuing their case against Ryan Kelley, a man accused of shooting a Pampa police officer in the face last year.

Kelley, 29, was arrested last January after his apparent involvement in a domestic violence call. During the incident, several police agencies responded to Kelley's home on Nelson Street, including Sergeant Houston Gass.

Gass was one of the officers who attempted to make contact with Kelley inside his home.

According to court records, Kelley fired more shots from inside his home, one of which struck Gass in the face. The officer was immediately taken an area hospital for his injuries and has since undergone multiple reconstructive surgeries.

The majority of the morning testimonies were spent talking about the investigation of the incident.

Texas Ranger Mike Smith took the witness stand, as he found a homemade gun during the investigation.

Three other witnesses took the stand this afternoon. Delivery of the defense's evidence wrapped up around 1:30 and jurors were dismissed for the day. Closing statements will be tomorrow and it is likely deliberation will soon follow.

Kelley faces attempted capital murder of a peace officer, domestic violence and possession of a controlled substance charges.

NewsChannel 10's Mary Coleman will be inside the Gray County Courthouse throughout the trial. She will have more information as this story develops.

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