HOUSTON (AP) A man who authorities say was shot by a neighbor is being held on a $100,000 bond in connection with the incident that left a resident hospitalized and a yard in his yard severely damaged.
The shooting occurred around 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday at the home of 44-year-old Michael J. Jones of San Antonio.
He was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, authorities said.
He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
According to the arrest warrant, police were called to the home by neighbors after hearing a loud noise.
They found Jones standing over the yard, firing a shotgun at the neighbors’ cars and a small dog.
The neighbor who was driving by, who did not want to be identified, told police he had seen Jones firing the gun at the house.
He told police that Jones said, “I need you to shoot me,” according to the warrant.
Police later determined the shooting was accidental and the man was not home at the time.
The neighbor was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.