Patrick Shannon Templeton (Valley Police Department)

Valley Police Department

Chief Tommy Weldon


January 4, 2019

 This morning at approximately 1:40 AM, officers of the Valley Police Department were dispatched to 1046 County Road 495 in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers found Justin Anthony Meadows, 29 of Valley, lying in the yard dead with a single gunshot wound.

The homeowner, Patrick Shannon Templeton, 50 years old, told officers that he was awaken by a loud noise in his yard. He stated that he went outside and found that Meadows had driven into his yard and had gotten stuck in the mud. He confronted Meadows and they started arguing. The arguing turned into a physical altercation and Templeton was struck in the head and face several times. Templeton then went into his home and retrieved a .22 caliber rifle. When he stepped back outside, he began shooting at Meadows who was still next to his vehicle. Templeton’s wife told officers that, prior to the shooting, Meadows came to the house looking for her son. She told him that he was not there. While attempting to leave, Meadow’s vehicle became stuck in the mud.

Templeton was brought to the Valley Police Department where he was interviewed by investigators. Templeton gave a written admission to what had happened. He was charged with Murder, processed, and then taken to the Chambers County Detention Facility pending a bond hearing.


Maj. Mike Reynolds

Valley Police Dept.