An 80-year-old man died early Sunday after he was shot following an argument with neighbors over fireworks, the Wise County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies were dispatched about 10:30 p.m. Saturday to a residence in the 200 block of Church Street in Lake Bridgeport where a man had been shot. The Dallas Morning News reported.
Edward Cordero went to his neighbor’s home to complain about the fireworks they were setting off and an argument started. Cordero told the group that he was going back to his house to get a gun, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said.
One of the men in the group, a 33-year-old whose name has not been released, went to grab a gun out of his vehicle, Akin said.
Cordero reportedly returned and fired the first shot. The 33-year-old shot back, striking Cordero in the head, the sheriff said.
He was transported by AirEvac to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he died. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office ruled that the cause of death was gunshot wounds to the head and right shoulder.
No criminal charges have been filed yet. The sheriff’s office and district attorney’s office will discuss possible charges and whether the case will be presented to a grand jury, Akin said.