Fort Worth — A Texas Department of Criminal Justice guard is accused of shooting a neighbor multiple times Wednesday night after an apparent argument in San Antonio on the 10300 block of Meadows near Loop 1604.
Sidney Reed Denbina, age 38, who is suppose to be employed as a correctional officer at the Dominguez Unit, was believed to have ran inside a home sometime Wednesday night after the 10:30 PM shooting. Bexar County Deputies and a SWAT team surrounded the house and tried to contact Denbina, and after making no contact the Swat team entered the home around 2 a.m. to find no one inside the residence.
According to the San Antonio Express News:
Deputies then began to search for Denbina and determined he had taken an Amtrak train from San Antonio to Fort Worth at about 5 a.m., said BCSO spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and U.S. Marshals became involved, and Denbina was arrested without incident at about 2:30 p.m. as he stepped from the train to the platform at the Fort Worth station, Hughes said.
The condition of Denbina's neighbor, who sustained bullet wounds during the alleged argument with Denbina is unknown and his identity has not been released. The victim was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio. The victim was reportedly coherent when he left the scene.
This latest arrest raises questions about the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's screening of applicants. The agency currently requires no psychological screening of applicants and does not conduct a rigid background check of applicants that most law enforcement agencies require.