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Flower Mound shooting suspect had previous domestic violence arrest

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UPDATED 3/1/15: An argument between a husband and wife turned deadly on Friday night after a man shot his spouse and then took his own life.

William Boland Hunt, 51, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound when Flower Mound police executed a search warrant at a home in the 4000 block of Beacon Street in Bridlewood.

Just before 7:30 p.m., the police department received a call about a person with a gun on Beacon Street.

Upon arrival officers found a female gunshot victim who was treated and transported to Denton Regional Hospital. The victim is believed to be in stable condition at the hospital, police said.

Hunt, president of Metro Cutting & Sealing Inc. based in Lewisville, married his wife, Christi Hunt, in late December 2013, according to Facebook posts.

The marriage apparently took place shortly after he was released from serving probation for assault/family violence and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

While living in Pilot Point in June 2011, Hunt was charged and arrested on a felony indictment for assault/family violence – a class A misdemeanor – and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon – a second degree felony – according to Denton County jail records. Bond was set at $100,000.

Hunt, who was living on Fairfax Court in Flower Mound at the time the case went before a judge several months later, entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to two years with the Community Supervision and Corrections Department, which oversees individuals placed on probation, and required to  fulfill 80 hours of community service on both counts.

Hunt remained on probation until Dec. 18, 2013, according to district court criminal records.

Records show William B. Hunt filed for divorce from Linda Hunt in October 2008. The divorce was granted in October 2009. The couple had a son.

Hunt lists five children including two daughters and three sons on his Facebook page. Details of other marriages could not be confirmed.

Hunt is originally from Carlsbad, N.M. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1981 and studied business at Angelo State University.

Flower Mound police described the incident leading up to Friday’s shooting as violent.

“An extensive ongoing violent episode was occurring and the victim got free and ran to a neighbor for assistance. The suspect then shot her with a shotgun from a distance,” said Flower Mound police Captain Wess Griffin.

“It looks like he went back into the house and shot himself.”

There were no other individuals inside the house at the time, according to Griffin.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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