Investigators with the Lawrence County Criminal Investigation Division are still trying to put together the events of late Tuesday in Lynn, this much we know. At 11:29 pm the Lawrence County Dispatch received several 911 calls reporting a man shooting at a moving vehicle in front of the Driftwood Library in Lynn. Officers from the Lawrence County responded to the scene and disarmed 54 year old Bill Engle who was said to have two handguns and multiple magazines of ammunition. The vehicle that was struck stopped at the Hillcrest School near the cafeteria where investigators found at least 3 bullet holes and one spent round in the white 2001 truck, none of the occupants were injured in the truck. Investigators recovered at least 6 shell casings in front of the Driftwood Library and at least 2 directly across the road where witnesses stated he was shooting from.


The suspect who was immediately detained by law enforcement claimed he was injured by the victims vehicle, an ambulance from ProMed was dispatched from Imboden and transported the suspect to White River Medical Center where he was released and transported back to the Lawrence County Detention Center and charged with a Terrorist Act involving shooting. 


Law enforcement including Lawrence County CID and Sheriff Jeff Yates were on scene until around 2 am Wednesday attempting to collect all the witness statements and trying to unravel the reasoning behind this shooting. Engle was said to have both a .40 caliber pistol and a .45 caliber  on his person when he was detained and searched by officers. The exact reasoning or cause of these actions are still being sorted out by detectives.


The Lawrence County Sheriff’s CID said earlier today that a full statement would be issued by the department once the investigation was concluded.


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We will update this article as information becomes available from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.