Wichita Falls man who “had a bad day” and fired shots sentenced

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A man police say began firing shots at men working next door when they partially blocked his driveway made a plea for probation on Friday, April 5, 2024.

Tyler Forguson had two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of theft of a firearm. The theft charge was dismissed in his plea, and he got five years suspended for the assault.

He also must perform 160 hours of community service.

Police said last August, he fired multiple shots with a stolen assault-style rifle at two people working on a house next door in the 1100 block of Harlan Avenue.

The two victims fled and parked nearby to await police.

Officers arrived at the house, and a woman came out and said her boyfriend, Forguson, had fired some shots at the workers and that he had anger issues and had a bad day at work.

Forguson then told officers he was coming out and not to shoot him.

A search of the property turned up a spent shell near a shed. Inside the shed, police found the rifle with a round in the chamber and a loaded magazine. The gun was later found to have been stolen.

The workers told police their truck had been parked partly in the driveway of the house next door.

Forguson pulled in and accelerated toward them, then stopped, got out, and began yelling at them. As the argument intensified, one of the workers suggested they settle the disagreement with fists, but Forguson did not want to.

The workers went back to work and said Forguson went to the shed and returned with the rifle pointed at them from his hip and began firing at them. That's when the workers got in their truck and backed out in a hurry.

They say as they sped off, Forguson continued firing at them.

Officers questioned Forguson, who told them he had come home and got angry when he found the workers' truck blocking his drive.

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