Crime

Hurst man who set fire to girlfriend’s house, then shot himself is identified

A Hurst man who set a house on fire and shot himself in the head after assaulting his girlfriend was identified Tuesday by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Clint Schlundt, 49, of Hurst was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. Sunday after shooting himself in the mouth, the medical examiner reported.

Hurst police were called to the house in the 800 block of Crystal Lane at 3:43 p.m., Hurst Assistant Police Chief Steve Niekamp said Tuesday.

The woman told 911 dispatchers that Schlundt assaulted her and threatened to burn down the house and kill himself if she went to police, he said.

Schlundt was walking outside the house when officers arrived but ran back inside when he saw them, Niekamp said. The officers called to him from the corner of the house and tried calling his cellphone, he said.

At 4:48 p.m., police heard gunshots and saw fire from the front door, Niekamp said.

Hurst firefighters put out the blaze, which did not spread, police said.

“The entire roof of the house is gone and has extremely heavy smoke damage, so it is definitely not habitable,” Niekamp said.

The woman had been renting the house for about three months, he said. She didn’t need to go to a hospital, and the department’s victim assistance coordinator is working with her to get resettled, Niekamp said.

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