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Benbrook man says he may have fired bullet that hit TMS fan

A 49-year-old Benbrook man has told officials he may have fired the large-caliber stray bullet that struck an Arlington woman in the arm at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.

The man, who is not being identified by the Star-Telegram because he has not been arrested or charged, contacted police Monday after learning from a friend about news reports that a stray .50-caliber bullet had struck Kerry “Jill” King, a 62-year-old woman.

The man told police he had been target shooting about five miles away near a rifle range between 10 and 11 a.m. Sunday and had fired a .50-caliber Vulcan single shot rifle about five or six times.

Detectives have confiscated the man’s rifle and will conduct ballistics tests to determine if the stray bullet came from the weapon.

The Benbrook man could face a charge of deadly conduct for recklessly firing a weapon in the direction of others, police said.