A festering conflict between neighbors erupted into an apparent act of violence in Granbury– ending with the shocking suicide of a 71-year-old Pecan Plantation resident.
Charles Michael Shaw was accused of ramming a vehicle and injuring a neighbor.
The next day he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
It all started last week when Shaw drove away from the scene of a crash involving his minivan and a pickup at a convenience store in Granbury.
The pickup’s driver, 27-year-old Mickey Grant, told the Hood County News he believes Shaw followed him from their neighborhood to the convenience store and intentionally drove his van toward his best friend, 23-year-old David Song Azcarraga, who was struck as he was exiting the pickup.
Azcarraga said that the impact from the collision dislocated his left knee and broke his right index finger.
A police spokesperson said Shaw had agreed to turn himself in the next morning on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Shaw’s wife called 911 to report the suicide early the next morning.
Grant said the conflict between the two neighbors had been brewing for about a year.