Bee County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Steve Martin said he has not yet been able to speak to the man, who suffered injuries when confronted by a land owner in the Dickerson Road area that evening.
According to previous reports, the man had approached a group of teenagers gathered at a campfire on a neighbor’s property. He held a gun on the group and threatened to kill them.
However, as the man attempted to cross a fence onto the neighbor’s property, the teens had a chance to run away to safety.
Minutes later the 40-year-old property owner approached the man and was, himself, held at gunpoint. The older man forced the landowner to the ground, held a semi-automatic handgun to his head and then apparently cocked the hammer on the gun.
The younger man decided to fight, turned over, wrestled the gun away from the assailant and then struck him with the pistol, causing head injuries.
The Bee-Picayune has learned that the group was not a particular church organization, as originally reported, but a group of teens which had gathered at the property with the permission of the younger property owner.
Martin said he is looking into the incident trying to determine a reason for the attack on the teens. The investigator had said earlier that the man had experienced medical problems and was taking some medications that might have caused the unusual behavior.
The investigator said he had not yet taken action to file charges on anyone involved in the incident.