Altercation leads to shooting of one

Posted Tuesday, Jul. 02, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Deputies responded to 226 Tumbleweed Trail in Western Lakes Estates around 9:45 pm Saturday regarding a gunshot wound victim who was later identified as Gonzalo Manuel Nuncio, 48, of Weatherford.

First deputy on scene found Nuncio down in the yard with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Victim was air lifted to a Fort Worth hospital, where he underwent surgery. A small caliber handgun was recovered at the scene by sheriff's deputies.

According to witnesses, Nuncio, suspect Gary Martin and a third individual identified as Robert Jackson - supposedly co- workers, all of Weatherford - were drinking in the front yard of the address, when a physical altercation broke out between suspect Martin and Jackson. The preliminary investigation indicates that Martin subsequently entered his house after the fray and emerged with a handgun to confront Jackson. Nuncio is believed to have attempted to intervene with Martin when he was shot in the stomach. Witnesses told deputies that Martin fled into a wooded area behind his home before their arrival.

Sheriff deputies and DPS Troopers set up a perimeter around the twin lakes area of the sub-division and DPS Air Service from Garland responded and canvassed the area from the air, searching for the suspect. Weatherford Parker County FAST Team Members were also deployed in the search.

At approximately 5 a.m., Deputy Daniel Britton received a phone call from a reporter relative of Martin’s who advised that the suspect had returned home at the Tumbleweed Trail address and would surrender to deputies. Martin was taken into custody a short time later and booked into the Justice Center on a charge of Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon. His bail is set at $20,000.

The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time.

- MW Morgan, Captain 352

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