A Denton man was transferred to a Fort Worth hospital early Friday after his girlfriend drove him to a local emergency room with a gunshot wound.
According to a police report, the girlfriend said they were visiting in the home of his former wife and her husband in the 1500 block of McCormick Street.
They were discussing the conduct of their daughter, whom they share custody, and trying to work out a way to improve her behavior.
They determined that two of her friends were bad influences on her, according to the report.
About that time, the two friends arrived at the house and an altercation began.
One of the friends said he was going home to get his gun, the girlfriend said.
Shortly after 1 a.m. the two couples were in the front yard when a car drove up with its lights off. At least one of the four or five men in the car was one of the men who had caused the trouble earlier. The victim walked up to the car and his girlfriend heard a popping sound. He staggered backward, shouting that he had been shot.
The girlfriend said she helped him into her car and they drove to the nearest hospital emergency room. He was then taken to the Fort Worth hospital by CareFlite helicopter.
The condition of the victim, Lonnie Hilliard, was not available Friday.
100 block of Avenue A — Officers responding to a fight call learned from an officer on the scene that the perpetrator was running, according to a report about 12:30 a.m. Friday.
An officer who was responding said he saw the running man and ordered him to stop. But the man continued running, looking back over his shoulder at the officer, until he ran into a fence and fell down, according to the report.
The officer said the man then tried to climb the fence. He ordered the man down at gunpoint and the man complied.
Back at the site of the fight, officers talked to witnesses who said the man was trying to assault another man. Two witnesses were holding him back and he was yelling and cursing and swinging his arms.
The man was charged with fighting in a public place, public intoxication and evading arrest.
1200 block of Cleveland Street — Officers responded to a report of a large, rowdy pool party that degenerated into a fight about 2 a.m. Thursday.
One employee of an apartment complex was injured while trying to break up the party of about 100 people, according to the report. Witnesses pointed out a man who was threatening people with a crow bar. They found that man attempting to leave, and he said he had been acting in self-defense. He had outstanding warrants and was placed under arrest.
The officer taking him to jail reported the man was disrespectful and told him he hoped his children were raped. Then he managed to bring his handcuffed hands under his body and legs and get them in front, where he unfastened hobbles that had been placed on his legs after he kicked out a window on the squad car.
Other officers responded to help the officer driving the car and got him under control, but he continued to shout insults at the officer all the way to jail, according to the report. Several charges were added to the outstanding warrants.
8600 Private Road 2711, unincorporated Denton County — A man told a sheriff’s deputy Thursday that someone stole his “goose crossing” sign that was bolted to a fence on his property.
From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:
* Denton police handled 374 service and officer-initiated calls, including three thefts, one suicidal person, one reported injury to a child, one debit card abuse, one deceased person, two vehicle burglaries, one domestic disturbance and one fight.
* Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 427 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of three thefts, one assault and one burglary.
* Denton firefighters responded to 14 medical calls, three traffic accidents, one heat exposure, two false calls, one person dead on the scene and one Dumpster fire.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one structure fire and one medical call.
Krum firefighters responded to one medical call.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one vehicle fire, three medical calls, three traffic accidents and one water main break.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one alarm and one structure fire.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls and one request to assist a citizen.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls and one grass fire.
DONNA FIELDER can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.