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Man shot, killed over fireworks

By Reece Waddell | Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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An elderly Lake Bridgeport man was shot and killed Saturday night after getting into an argument over fireworks with neighbors.

Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said his office received a call about 10:25 p.m. regarding a shooting incident near Church Street.

Akin said the man, identified as 80-year-old Edward Cordero, came outside because a large group of people were igniting fireworks. The conversation soon turned argumentative, and Cordero told the group he was going to get his gun. A 33-year-old in the group also retrieved a firearm.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, Cordero reportedly fired the first shot. The 33-year-old then returned fire and struck Cordero in the head.

AirEvac medical helicopter flew Cordero to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Sheriff’s Office deputies, criminal investigators and crime scene investigators remained on scene until 3 a.m. Sunday.

No charges have been filed. Akin said the Sheriff’s Office will be conferring with the District Attorney and the case may be referred to the grand jury. He added charges may be filed in the near future.

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