Reginald Zackery, Alleged Blood and Recent Self-Shooting Victim, is Having a Terrible Week

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Reginald Zackery
Maybe you've had a bad week. Maybe work sucked. Maybe your car broke down or you were dumped by your significant other or your cat died. Maybe you experienced all of that. Even if you did, you had a better week than Reginald Keith Zackery Jr.

Zackery's misery began last Friday afternoon at the Good Haven Apartments on High Hill Boulevard, not far from the Cedar Crest Golf Course. Dallas police arrived at around 1 p.m. to find the 19-year-old sitting in the front passenger seat of a silver 2007 Honda Civic, blood seeping from a gunshot wound in his leg.

Zackery kept mum when officers asked what had happened, repeating only that he needed to go to the hospital, which is where he was taken once paramedics arrived and patched him up. Meanwhile, the woman who was with Zackery, whose name wasn't released, told the cops what had happened.

The Civic, she explained, belonged to her. She'd driven it to the apartments to pick Zackery up, then moved into the passenger seat to let him drive. It was then, as Zackery was about to get into the driver's seat, that a gunman appeared on foot, fired a single shot into Zackery's leg, and disappeared between nearby apartment buildings.

There were some holes in her version of events. It didn't explain, for example, how four people who had been hanging out nearby when the shooting allegedly occurred had seen and heard nothing. Same for the two guys working inside the nearest building. And how, if Zackery was shot outside the car, the police asked, was there a fresh bullet hole in the driver's side floorboard?

The woman didn't have a good answer for that, and she confessed that she'd made the story up. What actually happened was that Zackery had accidentally shot himself. She hadn't wanted to say so because he's on probation (he pleaded guilty in March to stealing a car) and, she claimed is a gang member, affiliating himself with the Bloods. She showed officers to a nearby apartment where they recovered the gun -- a Ruger, recently reported stolen in Grand Prairie -- hidden inside Zackery's shoe.

Zackery, being interviewed at around the same time at his bed at Baylor Hospital, eventually made the same admission, saying he'd bought the gun for protection after being shot in the head during a recent drive-by.

For whatever reason -- a feeling that he'd already suffered enough, perhaps -- Zackery hasn't been arrested or charged for carrying the stolen gun. He was released from Baylor with a bandaged leg and crutches and allowed to return to his normal existence, which didn't turn out terribly well.

On Thursday night, Zackery called police for the second time in a week, this time to the 8800 block of St. Thomas Circle in Far East Dallas. He told officers that his girlfriend had stopped her car, pulled him out of her car and kicked him hard in his still-raw gunshot wound. His crutches were severely bent in the process.

A while later, police arrested 19-year-old Diamond Patdrice Ebron in a restaurant parking lot on a misdemeanor assault charge. A police spokeswoman said this was not the same name given by the woman who covered for Zackery at the self-shooting, though she, too, drives a silver 2007 Honda Civic.

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27 comments
Angrywhiteguy
Angrywhiteguy

Lemme get this straight.............

Gang member possesses a stolen firearm and gets sent home WITHOUT a note to his momma?

Yeah, it the fault of the NRA and George Bush.

Where's Myrna?

Paddy Martini
Paddy Martini

All the gun laws he has violated(Stolen weapon, gang affiliation, negligent discharge and probably more) and he hasn't been arrested. Guess the police and politicians are waiting for him to murder someone so they can call for more gun control laws.

yoka
yoka

Actually, my week was worse...don't ask.

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

What does "his girlfriend had stopper her car" mean?

Threeboys
Threeboys

Wonder where he stands on voter I'd?

Esteban Mainzer
Esteban Mainzer

anything to run away from the uncomfortable truth that black america is in complete meltdown.

Chris Edwards
Chris Edwards

LMFAO~she does not know what "icon" that is!

ruddski
ruddski

Hard to believe this idiot girly-man is a badass. He'll make someone a fine sweetie someday.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

I'm guessing his character wont be written into any future remake of the movie "Colors".

ogenjr
ogenjr

Anybody happen to ask for his Insurance card when he was crying to take me to the hospital

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

that's rough. he probably won't make it out to Brewfest now.

Esteban Mainzer
Esteban Mainzer

that's funny coming from someone with a facebook icon graphic like you have. lmao.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

I suppose my newly non-functional ridiculously over-engineered trunk closing mechanism doesn't compare. At least my still living cats didn't shoot me.

Of course, being a 'mo I got no girl, so I think I win that one.

Obi Abiakam
Obi Abiakam

Wow, way to think narrow minded. SMH

leftocenter
leftocenter

Before all the ugliness insues, 19-year-old kid...it's not too late for him.  Too bad he isn't talented like Dez.  He'd have an army of mentors and minders to help him.  Other than the gang affiliation (which can mean nothing) doens't sound like he's hurt anyone...just keeps getting hurt.  Bad judgment.

duanewmurphy
duanewmurphy

i'm impressed, a blood gang member that shoots himself and then get his ass whooped by a girl. Bwahahaha.

Then calls the police to rat her out.. and ask for HELP! Really?

Threeboys
Threeboys

He doesn't need insurance. That's what you and I are here for.

Threeboys
Threeboys

Wow lets start with, at 19 shouldn't he know right from wrong?

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