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Blotter: Corinth police arrest man in Shady Shores shooting

Corinth police arrested Brian Hilby on drug and assault charges Thursday in connection with a shooting in Shady Shores earlier that day. 

Brian HilbyDenton County Jail
Brian Hilby
Denton County Jail

Hilby is currently in Denton County Jail facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance. The victim, a 24-year-old woman, was in critical condition at Medical City Denton on Thursday afternoon, but her current condition is unknown.

Police are still investigating whether the shooting was accidental, according to Corinth police spokesman Lt. Jimmie Gregg.

An elderly woman initially called emergency dispatchers at about 1 a.m. Thursday saying she heard a gunshot, police said. She then handed the phone to the suspect, who told police dispatchers he accidentally shot a woman inside the home, police said. 

Gregg said he could not release further information. 

Other reports  

1000 block of Dallas Drive — Two people were arrested on drug paraphernalia charges Thursday  after a fight at Camino del Sol Apartment Homes. 

Police dispatchers told responding officers that a couple had been arguing and the woman punched the man in the head. The man shouted, "Call the cops!" according to the police report. 

The report did not specify how the fight was related to the arrest. Officers did not file any assault charges. 

2500 block of Whispering Oaks — Two Denton residents said someone stole multiple guns, watches, cash and electronics from their home Thursday. 

They said the thief kicked in the back door. The stolen items included a computer, iPad and motocross gear. No arrests have been made. 

7700 block of Settlement Drive — A 28-year-old man called police because he was upset with his wife for hitting him in the head, according to a police report. 

The man, whose wife allegedly punched him once in the back of the head, said he wasn't injured. He called police at about 8:30 a.m., and police filed an assault report. No arrests were made. 

4000 block of Interstate 35 — Three teenagers tried to dine-and-dash early Thursday morning at Denny's before two were arrested on theft charges, according to a police report. 

The 17- and 19-year-old suspects were taken to Denton City Jail on theft of service charges. The 19-year-old also had an outstanding detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which usually applies to unauthorized immigrants who have previously been convicted of a crime. 

The detainer requests a local police department to notify the federal agency when it plans to release a suspect. It also requests the local jail or agency to hold the suspect for an additional 48 hours beyond the scheduled release date. 

Restaurant employees said the third person fled before officers arrived. 


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 841 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 47 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 166 calls for service and made 11 arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 27 medical calls, three vehicles crashes and three calls for public service.