In Mansfield, a domestic argument escalated to violence, resulting in a man being charged with three counts of aggravated assault. The suspect is accused of shooting his son and stepdaughter late Tuesday evening, as stated by local law enforcement.
Mansfield Police Department officials revealed that officers were called to the scene at 3 Arabian Court just before 11 p.m. Upon their arrival, officers pieced together the sequence of events leading up to the shooting.
The incident began as a domestic quarrel, with the husband reportedly engaging in a heated argument with his wife before physically attacking her. Following the assault on his wife, the man allegedly entered his 13-year-old son’s room and fired at him while the child was asleep.
Afterward, he proceeded to his 21-year-old stepdaughter’s room and repeated the act.
Both victims were promptly transported to Medical City Arlington by Mansfield emergency medical responders. Following surgical procedures, both the son and stepdaughter are reported to be in serious condition. However, their health still appears to be stable.
The husband, identified as 52-year-old Thomas Boykin, was apprehended without further incident and was brought to Everman Jail. He now faces charges of three counts of aggravated assault family violence with serious bodily injury.
Authorities are continuing their investigation into the violent incident, seeking to understand the factors that precipitated the shooting. Detectives are working diligently to collect additional information and assemble a clearer picture of the events.