Man in critical condition after being stabbed in Parker County

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A man was critically injured in a stabbing in Parker County Wednesday night following a dispute between a property owner and a man removing his horses and belongings.

The stabbing occurred about 7 p.m. in the 800 block of Nation Drive near Azle.

A horse owner told Parker County Sheriff's deputies that he was called by the property owner to remove his horses and belongings from the property. He brought several witnesses with him and was removing his property when the property owner accused him of stealing her property, according to a press release by the sheriff's department.

"One of the female witnesses told dispatchers the female property owner began assaulting her and the horse owner," the release states. "She also reported the property owner's son was on his way to the residence and may have a weapon."

Before deputies arrived, the property owner's son arrived and pointed a shotgun at several people, witnesses told investigators.

An argument between the property owner's son and the horse owner broke out, leading to a physical fight over the weapon.

"The weapon was removed from the property owner's son, but the physical altercation continued between the men," the release states. "The property owner's son was stabbed during the altercation."

The injured man, who sheriff's officials did not identify, was taken to a Fort Worth hospital by air ambulance with multiple stab wounds. He was in critical condition Thursday morning, the release states.

The horse owner was questioned and released pending the on-going investigation.

Deanna Boyd, (817) 390-7655

Twitter: @deannaboyd

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