A 38-year-old man begged his neighbor not to shoot him a second time early Sunday after the two argued over a barking dog, police said Monday.The shooter didn’t, but he said, “Get off my … property,” to another person who tried to help the wounded victim, police said.
Police identified the suspect as Edward M. Stewart of Keller who was free Monday after posting bail Sunday night.
Stewart, 49, was arraigned late Sunday on a charge of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of deadly conduct.
The 38-year-old neighbor remained in a Fort Worth hospital Monday suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
Along with his neighbor, Stewart accidently wounded his own wife during the incident, police said.
The shooting happened at about 12:34 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Robin Court after Stewart and the victim had been arguing through a fence about the dog.
According to police reports, the victim was having a fantasy football party and the dog had been barking.
“The two were at the fence when the suspect told the victim that he would fight him if he climbed over into his backyard,” Keller police Lt. Brenda Slovak said Monday. “The victim climbed over the fence into the backyard.”
Stewart and the victim were both intoxicated, according to police reports.
The two pushed each other for a few minutes, police said Monday. At one point, Stewart’s wife tried to stop it, police said.
Within minutes, Stewart is accused of pulling out a revolver and shooting his neighbor in the abdomen, police said. The bullet went through the man and lodged in the leg of the Stewart’s wife, who was trying to stop the argument, police said.
“One of the friends of the victim was at the back fence, saw what happened and jumped over to help his friend,” Slovak said. “But he jumped back over when the suspect threatened him.”
Stewart’s wife was treated and released from a local hospital a few hours after the shooting.
Police had no record of responding to calls between the neighbors before Sunday.