When people in Texas see a friend in the midst of an argument, their first response is often to take protective action. Unfortunately, an argument at a fairground has recently resulted in a shooting, according to police reports. A man now faces assault charges.
The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in October. According to reports, a 19-year-old female was camping at the Texas Renaissance Festival when she and a man became involved in an argument. The topic of that argument is unclear.
The man claims that a friend of the woman’s then pointed a gun at him. He says that when he attempted to disarm the friend, the gun went off. The woman was reportedly shot in the stomach. The 22-year-old male friend is said to have left the scene, but he was reportedly found in a car afterward.
As a result of the incident, a young man who was trying to protect his friend is now facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in addition to coping with the death of his friend. Despite the charges against him, many of the details about the incident at the Texas Renaissance Festival is unclear, including whether the defendant felt that his life and/or the life as his young friend was in danger, prompting him to take decisive action to protect himself and his friend from danger. Because the man may be unsure of his legal options and how to respond to the charges against him, he may feel more confident in the decisions he makes with the help of criminal defense attorney with experience with such charges.