Discrepancies and late report on 2023 APD officer-involved shooting

Questions surround a police shooting involving an Abilene man who is scheduled to stand trial.

Robert Guevara Jr., 38, is accused of pointing a gun at officers, including one who then shot him on Jan. 22, 2023. He remains behind bars awaiting a court date in Taylor County Court. Guevara suffered a gunshot wound to the torso.

The questions stem from discrepancies in Abilene police’s accounts of the shooting. Additionally, APD filed a legally required report with the Texas Attorney General’s Office more than a year late.

Accounts of the incident that led to charges against Guevara vary between an APD press release on the day of the incident and court documents filed a day later by an APD officer.

Additionally, law enforcement is required by law to file a report with the AG’s office on any officer-involved shooting that results in death or injury within 30 days of the incident.