I, Sonya Ramirez, got the call that I needed to get to the hospital, our brother Nicholas Chad Weaver, born May 17, 1981, was shot and in the hospital. Chad is the son of Sonny and Dian Weaver, of Kermit, and brother of Sonya Ramirez, of Wink, and Jory Burch and Yancy Burch, both of Kermit. Chad has two other siblings living out of state. Chad was pulled over, and his fiancé Lisa Williams approached out of concern, a fight broke out with Officer Donnie Jowers, of Monahans. The officer shot Chad in the arm... the bullet cleared through but hit a main artery and Chad lost enough blood that he was given more as well as medicated highly and intubated, per officers, at the Kermit/ Winkler County Hospital, and was later airlifted to UMC Hospital in Lubbock after he was stable. He will be retained in a custody area of the facility in CCU that is for suspects. The officer was not shot but sustained superficial injuries from the fight as far as other officers stated. Officer did attempt to assist Chad due to his gunshot wound and bleeding and someone called authorities out to help as well as stating there was an officer shot and down on the scanner! Texas Rangers will be investigating since it was local officer involved. That is all we know after speaking to local and state law enforcement on factual evidence. The entire thing is still pending an investigation by Texas Rangers and other info was simply speculation. Enforcement stated that local, Kermit PD nor County Sheriff’s Office will be involved in the investigation. Chad himself cannot have visitors or calls.
As far as stories...eye witnesses on many news stations have come forwar.
Chad’s fiancé was arrested but only for interrupting the officer as he was pursuing his traffic stop with Chad.
Please see the video from NewsWest9 @ 10p.m. the night of 1/24/2013 for one of the eye witness's story.
If Chad is responsible for what has happened I have no doubt it will be handled in the justice system, however, if he is not responsible and only acted in self defense, then he could face serious lifetime charges that only God can fix without proof. I need to know for my family that he is innocent or not, so that we can help him if we can.