A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury Wednesday afternoon after his girlfriend was shot in the face, Denton police said.
Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for the department, said police received a call at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday about two men fighting in the front yard of a residence in the 600 block of Boardwalk Lane.
One of the men displayed a pistol, and a struggle over the weapon ensued, officers said.
During the struggle, the gun went off, striking a 21-year-old woman in the face, Grelle said.
The woman — the girlfriend of the suspect — was taken to a Denton hospital and is in critical condition, police said.
The suspect, who was residing at the residence where the fight took place, is currently in jail on $100,000 bail.
The type of pistol is not being released at this time, said police.
The case remains under investigation.
6500 block of High Mesa Drive — More than $13,000 worth of items were reported missing from a house Wednesday evening, according to Denton County Sheriff’s Office reports.
The homeowner said someone entered his home and took property without his permission. The items included watches, a knife and a handgun, officials said.
1400 block of East McKinney Street — A local man told sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon that his personal information is being used by a known offender to practice law, according to reports.
The offender is listed as a 32-year-old man from Cedar Hill, reports show.
A fraud use or possession of identifying information report was made.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
• The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 727 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-eight people were booked into the county jail.
• Denton police handled 261 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 19 reports online.
• Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, two person in distress calls, one overheated motor, one hazmat release investigation, one good intent all and assisted one agency.
• Lewisville police made 18 arrests.
Argyle police responded to one vehicle fire and one vehicle unlock. Argyle police responded to one noise complaint, one ordinance violation, two road blocks, 18 traffic calls and one loose livestock call.
Aubrey firefighters responded to five medical calls, one vehicle unlock and one traffic transport. Aubrey police assisted one agency and responded to five traffic calls.
Bartonville police responded to three traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.
Double Oak police assisted one agency and responded to five traffic calls.
Hickory Creek police responded to one burglary report, one criminal mischief report, one suspicious vehicle and 24 traffic calls.
Justin firefighters responded to one medical call. Justin police officers responded to one burglary report and assisted one agency.
Krum firefighters responded to one medical call and one vehicle unlock. Krum police responded to one forgery fraud call, seven ordinance violations, one suspicious vehicle and five traffic calls.
Krugerville police assisted one agency and responded to one solicitor complaint and nine traffic calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to two alarm fires, assisted one citizen and responded to four medical calls and one odor investigation.
Little Elm firefighters responded to one alarm fire, one inspection call and four medical calls. Little Elm police assisted one agency responded to one criminal trespass in progress, two criminal mischief reports, one gun shots heard call, one domestic disturbance, two reckless drivers, one suspicious person, one terroristic threat report, 33 traffic calls and one animal complaint.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one burglary in progress, one burglary report, two follow-up investigations, one suspicious vehicle, one threat report, one traffic call and one medical call.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call. Ponder police responded to two close patrol calls, one criminal mischief in progress call, one follow-up investigation and four traffic calls.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one traffic transport. Pilot Point police responded to one disturbance call, one suspicious activity call, one theft report, three traffic calls and one traffic transport.
Sanger firefighters responded to one smoke investigation, one vehicle fire and one medical call. Sanger police responded to one burglary in progress, one burglary report, one disturbance call, one reckless driver, seven traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and assisted two motorists.
The Colony firefighters responded to six medical calls, one lock-in and one smoke detector activation.
Trophy Club police responded to one disturbance call, one follow-up investigation, two ordinance violations, one suspicious vehicle, seven traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and three animal complaints.
— Megan Gray
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.