WFAA reports from Farmersville, Texas, that a Farmersville father and semi-professional football player is out of the hospital after a road rage shooting three weeks ago. Justin Brazil, 24, gave his first interview to News 8 on Sunday about the shooting and his recovery.
“That’s where the bullet went in,” Brazil said as he pointed to a jagged scar across his shaved head. Fragments of the bullet remain lodged in his brain; surgeons told him it was too risky to operate.
“Not everybody can get shot in the head and live to tell about it,” Brazil said. “I’m very surprised. I’m surprised I didn’t die.”
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A Flower Mound man, 47-year-old Bobby Schule has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was detained with a $25,000 bail after a road rage incident on Hwy. 380.
Police said a Ford Taurus cut off a Ford pickup on Hwy. 380 around 8:30 p.m. Friday night. That led to road rage and ended with a Farmersville, Texas, man in critical condition. Police said the shooting (between 8:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.) Friday was the first in three years in Princeton, Texas.
WFAA’s Monika Diaz reported on Channel 8 that Justin Brazil of Farmersville was in critical condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital Saturday after being shot in the head in what police described as a “road rage” incident in Collin County Friday night. Friends told WFAA that Brazil, a former Farmersville football player, is engaged and has four children. Brazil also plays for the North Texas Lightning in the Texas United Football League. CLICK FOR NEWS VIDEO REPORT
What led to the shooting?
The driver of the maroon Taurus and the driver of the pickup had words at the stoplights. Police said that the drivers also threw things at each other. Princeton police said the pickup driver fired the shot at the back window of the Taurus in the 1000 block of Hwy. 380. That’s when the passenger in the car was hit in the head. The DPS caught up with the pickup, which had fled.
Others involved: Police said a passenger in the pickup was not charged. Police said the other person in the car was not hurt by the shot through the back window.
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