Christopher Daniel Cabell, 41, of Springtown, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he shot a Weatherford man in the head Thursday morning, according to a report from the Springtown Police Department.

At 3:19 a.m. Springtown police and Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of Goshen Road in Springtown, according to the report. A black handgun holster was located in the middle of the roadway and damage to a workshop caused by a vehicle was also observed at the scene.

“At 3:37 a.m., Reno officers and Springtown officers responded to the 600 block of Newsome Mound Road in reference to a suspicious person who was in the area banging on doors and yelling. On arrival, they found Stephen J. Curry [36] with a gunshot wound to the head,” according to the report. “Lifecare EMS was summoned to the scene and Curry was transported to Harris Hospital in Azle for treatment. Reno and Springtown officers took turns watching Curry at the hospital while he received medical treatment.”

Curry’s wound was serious, but not life threatening, according to the report. 

About two hours later, a Reno officer responded to the 500 block of Cardinal Road for a suspicious vehicle that was left abandoned, according to the report. The vehicle, a blue 1991 GMC pick-up truck, had a bullet hole through the front windshield and the rear window was completely shattered out. The officer discovered the vehicle was registered to Cabell and it had been reported stolen to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office an hour before the shooting incident. 

“A Reno officer at the location knew Cabell from a previous dealing with him and knew where he lived. Based on the damage to the truck from the bullet hole, as well as evidence left at the scene on Goshen Road, officers believed that this vehicle was involved in the gunshots reported,” according to the report. “According to Curry, he owed money to Cabell for drugs. Cabell told Curry that he needed to pay him and allowed Curry to use the truck to get his money. This was days prior to the incident. Curry did not pay Cabell and was driving the truck in the area of Springtown when Cabell spotted him.”

According to the report, Cabell chased Curry and ran him off the road in a 2016 silver Dodge Dart. 

“Cabell then stepped out of his vehicle and fired several shots at the front of the GMC truck,” according to the report. “One of the bullets went through the windshield and struck Curry in the head. Curry then fled the area and abandoned the truck in the 500 block of Cardinal Road in Reno.”

Officers searched Cabell’s house, which revealed the .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun used in the shooting, as well as other firearms in Cabell’s possession,” according to the report. “Cabell stated that he was in bed and heard the GMC truck start up. He said he, his wife and a roommate chased the truck to the area of Goshen Road. Cabell said he fired six shots into the front of the truck to disable it. Cabell said he went back to this house after the incident. Cabell did not report the shooting incident to any law enforcement agency.”

Cabell was arrested at his residence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, and unlicensed possession of a firearm by a felon, a third degree felony. Cabell is being held in the Parker County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Curry was also arrested for unlawful use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony, and is being held on a $7,500 bond in the Parker County Jail. 

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