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Charges dropped against high school weekend party shooter

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Willie Young is free but silent . After his release from jail he let activist Quanell X do the talking for him and he had plenty to say about the 21-year old's wrongful arrest.

"We're calling for an internal investigation by Sheriff Garcia to truly investigate what's happening with the Harris County Homicide Division. Why are they arresting innocent people over and over only later to learn a few days later they've arrested the wrong people."

He's referring to the shooting on the Lone Star College campus that injured three people. Initially deputies arrested Carlton Berry but then dropped the charges and arrested Trey Foster instead.

This time they arrested Young for being one of the shooters who opened fire at a birthday party in Cypress. Two teenagers died. Twenty others were injured. One of them was Young's sister. She and others insisted that Young was innocent. They brought eyewitnesses to the Sheriff's department who vouched for him. They said he was actually a hero who helped others escape end even bring victims to the hospital.

Because of this new information the Sheriff's department asked the DA's office to drop the charges.. which they quickly did.

"So to err on the side of caution. You have somebody sitting in jail you get him out. You get him out as quickly as possible" said District Attorney Devon Anderson.

The Sheriff declined to speak with us about this about face on Young's guilt. Quanell X says the sheriff needs speak to Young.

"This man is owed an apology. If this were your son Sheriff Garcia. If this was your nephew. If this was a member of your family Sheriff Garcia would you turn around and put him in jail butt naked with no clothes on without saying her was deserving of an apology." Said Quanell.

In the meantime investigators are still looking for additional shooters and weapons.

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