What we know about Pavol Vido, the suspect in Liberty County shootings

By Robert Arnold - Investigative Reporter

CLEVELAND, Texas - Pavol Vido, the man accused of shooting three people at a plumbing business in Liberty County on Wednesday, killed himself, authorities said.

After an hours-long manhunt, Vido was found hiding under a boat before officials said he shot himself in the head.

One of the people Vido shot at the plumbing company earlier in the day died, according to deputies. The other two were taken to area hospitals in serious condition, according to authorities.

Vido is also accused of injuring a Liberty County deputy after the deputy encountered Vido near a veterinary clinic after the initial shooting.

KPRC2 investigator Robert Arnold dove into Vido’s past and learned this is not his first encounter with law enforcement. 

Here is what we know about Vido:

Personal details: 

•    Vido turned 65 this month. 
•    His Social Security number was issued in Florida.
•    His Texas driver’s license was first issued in 1983.
•    The address listed on his license is for a property on Yale Street in Independence Heights that is owned by the city of Houston.
•    Property records show he hasn’t owned a home on that street since the '90s.
•    He has a pending eviction notice.

Criminal history:

•    He was arrested several times on suspicion of violent crimes including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
•    Those cases were either acquitted or charges were dismissed.
•    His last encounter with law enforcement was in 1994. His only convictions were for unlawfully carrying a weapon, driving with a suspended license and DWI.

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