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Blotter: Woman taken off life support after shooting

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By John D. Harden / Staff Writer

A 21-year-old woman who was listed in critical condition after being shot in the face died Saturday evening at Denton Regional Medical Center after being taken off life support, according to Denton police.

Police said Ashley Walters of Corinth was shot Wednesday during an incident in which two men began fighting in the front yard of a residence in the 600 block of Boardwalk Lane.

When one of the men displayed a pistol, the two began struggling over the weapon and it discharged, hitting Walters, police spokesman Officer Ryan Grelle said.

A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.

Walters was taken to the Denton hospital, where police said her family removed her from life support on Saturday.

Walters’ death was ruled a homicide, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website.

Grelle said it won’t be known whether the suspect’s charges will be upgraded until the detective working the case returns to work today.


Other reports

2200 block of South Loop 288 — A restaurant worker called police after a man claiming to have a gun attempted to rob the restaurant Saturday afternoon.

According to the police report, the man entered the restaurant and took some cash from the register.

Although the suspect claimed to have a weapon, a clerk grabbed the man’s hand and took back the money.

The suspect ran out of the building with nothing, according to the report.

No arrests were made at the time the report was filed.

2000 block of Leslie Street — A man is seeking to file criminal charges against a mechanic who allegedly sold his 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata without consent.

On Saturday, the man told police that he made arrangements with a Denton-based mechanic six months ago to make minor repairs to his vehicle.

The caller told police he later made multiple attempts to recover his vehicle, but the mechanic never responded.

A former employee of the mechanic told the caller that his vehicle was allegedly sold to another customer.

The case is still open and pending investigation.