A man was murdered just south of the Wise County line near Azle Wednesday night after he got into an argument with another man about an automobile.
Gabriel L. Richardson, 31, of Azle, was shot in the chest at a home at 10:30 p.m. in the 13000 block of Briar Road. The rifle blast killed Richardson, who was pronounced dead later that night at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Azle. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Officer ruled his death a homicide by “high-velocity gunshot wound” to the chest.
A bystander was also wounded during the exchange.
The two men got into an argument, and the suspect picked up a rifle and fired it at Richardson, said Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Terry Grisham.
Late Thursday night, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Metro Fugitive Unit tracked down the suspect, Christopher Adam Osborne, 20, also of Azle, in Parker County.
Deputies located Osborne just before 11 p.m. in the 600 block of New Hope Road. Osborne attempted to flee, taking off on foot through a hay field. After a brief pursuit, officers arrested him. He’s being held in Tarrant County Jail, charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
His bond is set at $25,000. As of Friday afternoon, he was still in jail.