Roderick Brunswick and his wife were in the parking lot of JW Food Store on the night of Aug. 4.
Minutes later, her boyfriend, Jamerson Tucker, drove up.
At some point, Tucker and Brunswick started arguing when gunshots ended it, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Star-Telegram.
Brunswick, 25, died that night at a local hospital, while Tucker was arrested on Aug. 5.
Tucker, 27, who was out on $100,000 bond, has been charged with murder, according to Tarrant County court records.
“It was self-defense,” Tucker said in a Sunday telephone interview. “He had threatened me through texts and phone calls.”
The warrant gave the following brief account of the shooting.
Brunswick, who recently had been released from prison, met with his 25-year-old wife at a park near the store, 5001 E. Berry St., on the night of Aug. 4.
The two drove away from the park and stopped at the store.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, Tucker, who was the woman’s boyfriend, also arrived the store. The woman told police she saw Brunswick and Tucker arguing, and she went to step in between them because she feared they were going to fight.
But she heard multiple gunshots. Tucker drove away, and Brunswick fell to the ground.
Seconds later, a patrol officer was at the traffic light near the store, and several residents waved him down and reported the shooting.
Detectives later discovered the store surveillance camera captured the shooting, showing a man later identified as Tucker firing several times at Brunswick, according to the warrant.
After he was arrested, Tucker told police he arrived at the store, Brunswick came around to his vehicle, yelling at him and acting as if he wanted to fight. Tucker, who sat in his truck, said Brunswick punched him.
“He punched me once,” Tucker said. “He split my lip.”
Tucker grabbed his revolver from the driver’s-side door pocket and fired six rounds at Brunswick, according to the warrant.
The surveillance video showed Brunswick shoved his wife away from her boyfriend’s truck, the warrant states.