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Texarkana man who allegedly taped himself during alleged shooting indicted for assault

The video later removed from a social media site by Lynn LaRowe | October 19, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, Texas -- A man indicted last week for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon allegedly recorded himself committing the crime.

Janarieo Devonne Dillihunt, 34, was allegedly streaming live on Facebook before noon Nov. 18, 2020, as he drove from Texarkana to a residence on Park Street in Nash, Texas, according to a probable cause affidavit. In the recording, Dillihunt allegedly passes businesses on New Boston Road in a black sedan with a sun roof.

Dillihunt allegedly held up a black handgun and flipped the camera angle to show his face as he drove. After coming to a stop, Dillihunt allegedly got out of the car and left the phone inside.

According to the affidavit, witnesses told officers that Dillihunt came to the house "against their request" and entered through the garage. Dillihunt allegedly got into a verbal confrontation in the house with another man and they were asked to "take it outside."

A woman tried to diffuse the situation outdoors and went back in the house after her efforts failed. At that time a gunshot was allegedly heard.

In the Facebook video, the verbal altercation can allegedly be heard as well as the woman attempting to break up the confrontation. At the end of the video, after a gunshot is heard, Dillihunt can allegedly be heard saying, "So I shot his ass."

The video was later removed from the social media site.

The man who had argued with Dillihunt suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen which went through his body. The bullet was collected from a garage wall.

Dillihunt was indicted last week for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. If convicted, he faces two to 20 years in prison.

Dillihunt is currently being held in the Bowie County jail with bail set at $250,000.

The case is assigned to 5th District Judge Bill Miller.

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