Man dies following early morning fight

A 33-year-old man died early Sunday morning following a gun discharge during a fight with an unidentified man.

About 2:30 a.m., Johnson County deputies answered a call concerning shots fired in an area between Joshua and Godley, near Sky Road and Farm Road 915A. They found that Thomas J. Livingston had been shot once in the chest by a .44 Magnum handgun.

Livingston had been in an altercation with a man who responded to a call from a female neighbor, who called him “in regard to someone trying to break into her home,” Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford said.

The unidentified neighbor found a female in the grass near the female neighbors home, Livingston confronted the neighbor who was talking with her, resulting in a fist fight and the gun going off once, hitting Livingston in the upper chest.

The woman who was hiding in the grass, was Livingston’s wife, Alford said.

Before being taken to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, the neighbor and his father, who are both EMTs, treated the wounded man at the scene. Livingston died later as a result of the gunshot at Fort Worth’s Harris Hospital, according to Alford.

Alford said the names of the two neighbors had not yet been released.

“No charges have been filed,” Alford said. “But I understand the District Attorney will be taking the case to the grand jury. It is still under investigation.”

According to the District Attorney’s office, the next date the grand jury will convene is Dec. 15.

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