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One brother indicted, another released, in shooting that claimed life of Texas High student

by Lynn LaRowe | December 3, 2021 at 1:03 p.m.
Kamorian Meachem

TEXARKANA, Texas -- A Bowie County grand jury on Thursday indicted one brother and declined to charge another in a shooting on Sidney Drive that claimed the life of a Texas High School student.

Kamorion Lamar Meachem, 18, was indicted for murder in the Oct. 25 death of Ulises Martinez. Kamorion Meachem's brother, Kieran Meachem, 19, was no-billed by the grand jury and released from custody Thursday.

Both men were arrested for murder following the shooting and were being held with bail set at $1 million apiece. Because the grand jury declined to charge Kieran Meachem, he was freed Thursday, and a note in Bowie County jail records states "charges dropped."

Kamorion Meachem, the alleged shooter, remains behind bars.

Kamorion Meachem was allegedly sent home from school Oct. 25 following a verbal confrontation between him, Martinez and some friends of Martinez, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kamorion Meachem allegedly had a friend text his address on Sidney to Martinez so the fighting could continue.

Martinez and a group of friends allegedly arrived at the house in a white GMC Yukon. Kamorion allegedly reported to investigators that he "specifically saw a 1911 with an extended 30-round magazine from the guy in the passenger side of the Yukon but did not get out of the truck with it," the affidavit states.

That allegedly prompted Kieran Meachem to retrieve a firearm from his home and place it beside a tire on a family member's car parked in the driveway.

Kamorion Meachem allegedly became upset because his sister was hit in the face while trying to break up fighting among the youths in the street and because Kieran "was being stomped in the face by Ulises," the affidavit alleges. Kamorion Meachem allegedly shot Martinez once in the chest after waving the gun in the air had no effect on those engaged in the brawl.

"He stated that he did not mean to kill anyone," the affidavit credits Kamorion Meachem with stating.

If convicted of murder, Kamorion Meachem faces five to 99 years or life in a Texas prison.

  photo  Kamorian Meachem

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