Crime

Two dead in Benbrook shooting

A homeowner fatally shot himself Sunday night after he shot to death an acquaintance through the front door of his residence, police said.

Police identified the homeowner as David William Hunter, 43. He was discovered dead in his home.

A 43-year-old Fort Worth man, who was shot in the face, was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital and died at 11:10 a.m. Monday at the hospital. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified him as Robert Wrinkle. A hometown was not listed, but public documents listed his hometown as Fort Worth.

The shooting call came into police about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of Winding Way.

Police found the 43-year-old man on the porch of the residence.

“He was found on his back and rushed to the hospital,” police Commander David Babcock said Monday.

The man had knocked on the door and communicated with the homeowner, Babcock said.

“There was a verbal confrontation,” Babcock said. “The homeowner asked the man to leave.”

That didn’t happen, and at some point the homeowner fired one shot through the glass front door and hit the man.

The resident called 911 and then shot himself before patrol officers arrived, police said. Hunter was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head and a handgun nearby, police said.

A woman was in the home at the time of the shooting, and she was interviewed by investigators, Babcock said. The woman was a friend of the homeowner, and she had dated the man who was shot, he said.

The homeowner lived at the residence on Winding Way, and the woman was visiting Sunday night, police said.

Police had responded to the home on two previous occasions, one on an alarm call and the other involving teen-agers in 2013, Babcock said. The two previous calls did not have anything to do with the woman or Wrinkle, according to police reports.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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