Updated: Police Release Name of Victim in Kirby Park Shooting

Published 04/07 2014 09:24PM

Updated 04/08 2014 03:54PM

Jim Wayne Bundick
Jim Wayne Bundick
04/08/14 9:53 Update

The Abilene Police Department has released more details on the shooting at Kirby Lake Park, including the name of the victim, who has been identified as John Morrow, age 44. The alleged shooter, Jim Wayne Bundick, age 43, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $30,000 bond.

The release reads as follows:

On April 7, 2014 at 6:57 pm, Abilene 911 received a call of a shooting a Kirby Lake Park. The caller, Jim Bundick, informed dispatchers that he just shot someone in the park near the water. Upon arrival, responders located the victim, John Morrow, age 44, near the waterline. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound just below the waist. Morrow was transported to Hendrick Medical Center and is still listed in critical condition.

The investigation has revealed that Bundick drove to Kirby Lake Park looking for his wife. Upon arrival at the lake, Bundick located his wife and Morrow in a vehicle parked near the water’s edge. As Bundick approached the vehicle, Morrow exited and a verbal confrontation ensued between the two men. Bundick then drew a 9mm pistol and fired once at Morrow, striking him below the waist. Morrow fled the area and collapsed a short distance away.

Bundick then contacted 911 and informed dispatchers of the situation. Bundick surrendered without incident to responding patrol officers. He was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, a second degree felony. Bundick’s bond was set at $30,000.

This shooting occurred near the water and quite some distance from the ball fields. The ball fields were out of range of the shooting and no families or children were in danger.

Original Story Updated on 04/08/14 at 9:12 a.m.

The suspect in the Kirby Park Lake shooting that took place Monday evening has been officially charged.

On April 7, 2014 at approximately 6:57 p.m., the patrol division and medical personnel responded to a shooting call at Kirby Lake Park. Upon arrival, first responders located a male victim, 44 years of age, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound just below the waist.

He was transported to Hendrick Medical Center in critical condition and is undergoing medical treatment at this time.

The suspect, Jim Wayne Bundick, age 43, of Early was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Law Enforcement Center.

The preliminary information in this case indicates an altercation took place between the victim and Bundick, during which Bundick fired one round into the victim.

This investigation is still in it's early stages and more information will be released, as appropriate, in the coming days.

Bundick has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $30,000 bond.

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