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Terry Duane Turner, 65

Man arrested in Martindale shooting

Friday, October 22, 2021

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office arrested Terry Duane Turner, 65, for the murder of Adil Dghoughi. 

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office released limited information regarding a shooting that occurred on Oct. 11. Officials said deputies responded to the 100 block of Tina's Trail in Martindale for a report of a shooting where they found one man who sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to Ascension Seton Hays.

Officials said the shooting occurred after the homeowner confronted a vehicle parked outside the residence. Neither the shooter nor the victim were immediately identified.  

Dghougi later died from the gunshot wound. 

According to an arrest affidavit, Turner told deputies that he woke up to use the bathroom and then proceeded to open his front door where he discovered a grey 2016 Audi parked in the driveway next to his pickup. Turner then ran to his bedroom, retrieved a handgun and ran back outside. 

Turner told deputies the vehicle “rapidly” accelerated in reverse and he proceeded to chase the Audi. Turner struck the front driver’s side door window twice with his handgun and then fired the weapon, striking Dghoughi. He returned to his residence and called 911, where he stated “I just killed a guy.” 

Turner claimed that Dghoughi, “tried to pull a gun on me, I shot,” and “he started racing away and I ran after him. He pointed a gun at me and I shot.” 

Deputies, however, did not locate a firearm inside the vehicle or in Dghoughi’s possession, the affidavit stated. 

On Friday, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office identified Turner as the shooter.

CCSO said multiple interviews and search warrants were executed during the course of the investigation. Detectives later reached out to Turner's attorney and were advised that he would turn himself in. Turner was taken into custody on Friday.  

Bond was set at $150,000. Turner was bonded out of the Caldwell County Jail just hours after being booked, according to online records. 

CCSO said the investigation is still active and ongoing.

A vigil will be hosted Sunday by Mano Amiga and Martindale Mayor Pro-Tem Sonja Villalobos. The vigil is set for 6:30 p.m. at the corner of State Highway 80 and Thomas Drive in Martindale. 

A GoFundMe has been set up for Dghoughi’s funeral expenses at 

This story will be updated as more information is available.

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