An affidavit from a search warrant used to investigate the deadly shooting where a Flower Mound man took his own life following an argument with his wife reveals details about what happened on the night of Feb. 27.
William Boland Hunt, 51, was found dead in a bedroom from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest when Flower Mound police executed a search warrant at a home in the 4000 block of Fairfax Court in Bridlewood.
The self-inflicted shot followed a verbal argument between Hunt and his wife, 41-year-old Christi Hunt, that escalated into an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon when Hunt fired a shotgun at his wife’s back, according to police.
In the affidavit, Flower Mound police responded to a person with a gun call at 4000 Beacon Street where the reporting party advised a woman was running down the street, claiming her husband was shooting at her.
Christi Hunt, who suffered injuries, was taken to Denton Regional Medical Center, where she was undergoing treatment. The status of her injuries or treatment for them are not available due to privacy laws.
Hunt told a detective who interviewed her at the hospital that as she was attempting to get dressed to leave her house, she was confronted by her husband in the master closet where a physical altercation ensued.
She said her husband punched and kicked her numerous times, according to the affidavit. After the assault, her husband left the closet and went toward a bed where a shotgun is kept.
Christi Hunt told police she immediately left the house in fear of the suspect. While attempting to make contact with a neighbor across the street, she was shot in the back with what she believed was the shotgun kept under the bed, according to the affidavit. Police have said she ran to Beacon Street where a neighbor called 911.
When police arrived at the Fairfax Court residence, they found only one set of footprints and believed the suspect was inside, hearing channels being changed on the television inside.
According to the affidavit, Hunt had a criminal history including multiple arrests for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge on June 2011, an assault bodily injury/family member charge in December 2009, and theft of service in September 1994.
Hunt, who was president of Metro Cutting & Sealing Inc. in Lewisville, married Christi Hunt in late December 2013.