Corrigan man in stable condition afte...

Corrigan man in stable condition after shooting

There are 12 comments on the The Lufkin Daily News story from Mar 21, 2008, titled Corrigan man in stable condition after shooting. In it, The Lufkin Daily News reports that:

A Corrigan man is in stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the chest during an altercation near the softball field Thursday night. via The Lufkin Daily News

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Concerned Citizen

United States

#1 Mar 24, 2008
Police may want to question the following men:
Josh Greenbaum, Jeff White, and Brandon or Zachary Shird--all from Woodville.
A friend of one of the above knew too much information regarding this matter. Friend stated the gunshot entered the top shoulder area.
She became tight-lipped when asked who shoot the man, but it appeared she knew the answer to the question.
Fight might have been over a girl from Chester named Paige.
Mom of shooting victim

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#2 Apr 18, 2008
I appreciate the information. Mark is doing better. He is at home with Home Health Care coming daily. We still need prayers for his continued recovery. He has fluid behind his heart and around his right lung. We thought he was going to have to have additional surgery, but the doctors feel that Mark needs to get stronger and hopefully we can prevent or at least delay surgery. Please help us get to the truth. There were actually two men and a girl shot that night. Mark and the other young man that was shot did not go to the softball field to fight and did not participate in the previous fight the week before in Chester that caused this incident. SK Burks is the only common denominator to both incidents. The guys from Woodville were out to get him for beating up the Shird guy. We recently found out that a Paul Jeffery Price Jr. will be charged for shooting Mark and Jerrod. Additionally, there are at least two girls and five guys from Woodville that are unknown and have not been arrested or questioned. Please help me find out there names.
As a mother, I want every other mother of young people who were there to know how close their children came to death.
Susan Torrez
mrsstorrez@yahoo.com
outside_party

Okeechobee, FL

#4 May 1, 2008
So mrs. torres you seem to act like you were there, and you honestly think that just because your son has an outstanding academic background that makes him no liable for his involvement in the situation? I know this may come as a shock to you but many of America's so called good guys are behind bars because they too were capable of doing such things, what makes your son different? Bottom line he was there and contrary to your belief knew what was about to unfold as far as fighting, understandably he was a victim of something far more terrible than just a fight and didnt deserve that, he most certainly knew of his own involvement in the matter.
dtorrez

Henderson, TX

#5 May 13, 2008
to the lady that posted a comment outside-party out ot sugartown, LA,
first of all, you do not know mark. if you knew what kind of a person he was, you wouldn't of made the comment you made. i am going to make out like it was your son that was in marks place. i want for you to think as if i was in your place o.k.(think about the comment i am going to make.)
Oh, i'm sure he was drunk, on drugs, and living on the streets because he had parents that didn't care about him.
So mrs. surgartown, La, lady, what do you think about that? please comment
outside-party

United States

#6 May 13, 2008
i think you need to mind your own business mrs outside party
Susan Torrez

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#7 May 17, 2008
No, I was not there but Mark was there and came very close to death. I believe that Mark's religious beliefs would make him very unlikely to lie. Hell is not a place you just visit for a short period of time. You seem to be very angry. Why? I agree Mark and the other two who were shot were victims of something that they did not deserve. You obviously "know" that Mark went to fight. How do you know this? Do you know Mark? Who are you? I would appreciate knowing your name and email. I am putting my name on this quote and giving my email. It would lend a little more credibility to your statements. Were you there? If you were, please email me if you have any information. mrsstorrez@yahoo.com

outside_party wrote:
So mrs. torres you seem to act like you were there, and you honestly think that just because your son has an outstanding academic background that makes him no liable for his involvement in the situation? I know this may come as a shock to you but many of America's so called good guys are behind bars because they too were capable of doing such things, what makes your son different? Bottom line he was there and contrary to your belief knew what was about to unfold as far as fighting, understandably he was a victim of something far more terrible than just a fight and didnt deserve that, he most certainly knew of his own involvement in the matter.
Jared Torrez

United States

#8 Jun 17, 2008
For more information about Mark and the other victims go to http://mark.torreznet.com
Just Asking

Henderson, TX

#11 Oct 23, 2008
How is Mark doing now?
Susan Torrez

Madisonville, TX

#15 Dec 15, 2008
Just Asking wrote:
How is Mark doing now?
Mark looks and feels well, but his last doctor's appointment showed him with 55% lung capacity. That isn't good, but no surgery is anticipated at this time. Basically, he is living on one lung. He is very lucky that he played the baritone all those years so that he had great lungs before he was shot. The doctor has scheduled further testing in February. Mark went back to school this fall to retake the classes he couldn't finish last spring and he is back at work.
The man who shot Mark and Jerrod is now in jail waiting for trial because he got in trouble again. Hopefully, he or someone else from Woodville/Colmesneil will tell the District Attorney's office who was driving the truck, who owned the guns, where the guns are, who shot the Corrigan girl, what the names are of the other people there, who planned the trip to Corrigan, and did they have a plan to kill SK Burks when they drove to Corrigan. As you can see, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
As a side note, Mark can now easily set off metal detectors due to the number of shotgun pellets left in his chest.
Susan Torrez

Madisonville, TX

#16 Feb 7, 2009
I just learned that Paul Frederick Price Jr., the man who shot my son, will receive 5 years in TDC. Many people have asked me if I am not really mad at the miniscule sentence that he received. I can honestly say that nothing surprises me anymore and that I have been mad since the very beginning of this "Keystone Cops" style investigation. I feel sorry for Paul Price Jr.'s parents because he was used by those other young men and girls in Woodville,Colmesneil and Doucette to do their dirty work. All of the others who brought Paul to Corrigan and I assume gave him the gun to shoot Mark, received Deferred Adjudication for a misdemeanor. At least one of these is the other shooter who shot the minor girl from Corrigan.(It could also be one of the two KNOWN men that were never arrested or charged.) Hopefully, someone will come forward with more information and someone will care.
excorriganite

Lufkin, TX

#17 Feb 1, 2010
ha! I believe it when you say the cops there are garbage, I grew up in corrigan and have seen first hand that the good ol' boy system is alive and well in that town. I know people that have done drugs with corrigan cops on duty. I Have been harrassed by corrigan police, pulled over at gun point while still in high school. No ticket was issued nor explanationas to why I was pulled over,I guess he just thought I looked guily of something. anyways long story short, 1) noone deserved to get shot over something this stupid, and 2)I would take a hard look at the shooter's parents, and I guarantee you there are issues there. Who shoots at someone in this type of incident without being seriously disturbed? and finally 3)Unless it involves someone with some pull in that town then don't waste your time trying to get justice. Not in Corrigan.
Susan Torrez

United States

#18 Mar 26, 2011
The Police Chief of Corrigan was fired about 6 months ago. The Corrigan policeman in charge of the investigation went back to Woodville. We did find out that one of the guns was owned by a Deputy from Tyler County who was a personal friend of the investigating policeman. Convenient, isn't it? In the transcript from SK's trial, the man's name was reported to be James "Rooster" Smith from Woodville. He was/is a Reserve Deputy from Tyler County. Rooster's son said that Price, a 18 year old Black guy, stole his truck and gun after he passed out from doing drugs. Price then drove it to Corrigan and tried to kill people that he did not even know. No one was ever charged with stealing the truck or the gun. Does anyone think that this is even remotely possible in Polk or Tyler County? A Black man steals a law officers truck and gun and lives. Not possible!

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