UPDATE: Affidavits show murder suspect admitted shooting victims and throwing gun away

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UPDATE: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Affidavits for other charges filed against murder suspect Patrick Osborn include statements in which police said he admitted firing shots that killed one and wounded another on Pearl Avenue.

The affidavits for the charges of aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm state after his arrest Osborn told police that before the shootings, he and others in the home had smoked meth, and he also smoked some marijuana.

According to the affidavit,He said the meth had already made him feel paranoid and then he became paranoid about things being said.

Osborn said he normally carries a 9-millimeter handgun in his waistband and all he remembers is suddenly he had it in his hand and was shooting at victims Day and Hardesty.

Osborn said he did not remember what he did next, other than getting in his car and leaving.

Police said he gave them the location where he thought he threw the gun out on the Kell West access road.

Officers said they found a 9-millimeter handgun at that location.


UPDATE: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

The affidavit charging a man with murder gives no motive or reason why he allegedly began firing multiple shots in a home on Pearl Avenue early Sunday morning, killing one and wounding another.

Patrick Lyle Osborn, 30, is jailed on a charge of murder with a bond of $1,000,000.

Curtis Day, 29, was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds about an hour after the shooting around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, January 10 in the 1700 block of Pearl Avenue.

The other victim, 25-year-old Samantha Hardesty was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot and assault wounds.

Police said Hardesty was able to give officers a statement in the emergency room.

Authorities said Hardesty told them she and her boyfriend, Day, were at the home of a woman and her boyfriend, Osborn.

Police said Hardesty and Day were on the couch in the room and while their attention was turned away from Osborn, she was suddenly shot in the foot.

Hardesty told police she was then shot multiple other times and was also hit with an unknown object on her face and head.

According to police, Hardesty said as she was being shot, Day threw his body over her body to protect her.

The other resident told police she owned a .9mm handgun which should be in the safe, but police said there was no gun in the safe.

Officers said they found 9 spent shell casings in the room.

Police said Osborn was not in the home when they arrived and his girlfriend said she did not know where he went.

Police said Osborn was arrested walking in the area just after 11:00 a.m. the same morning.

At his bond hearing, Osborn requested a court appointed attorney.

Records show Osborn has served three prison terms with convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest.


UPDATE: January 10, 2021 at 7:56 p.m.

The suspect and victims in the fatal shooting that happened on Pearl Avenue the morning of Jan. 10 have been identified.

According to WFPD Sgt. Charlie Eipper, the two people shot were murder victim Curtis Wayne Day, 29, and aggravated assault victim Samantha Hardesty, 25. Hardesty is still at United Regional with serious injuries.

The murder suspect was identified as Patrick Lyle Osborn, 30.

Police officers are still investigating this homicide. We will continue to update this story when more information is presented to us.


UPDATE: January 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

According to Wichita Falls Police Department Sgt. John Spragins, police officers have a suspect in custody.

Police officers are still investigating this homicide. We will continue to update this story when more information is presented to us.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A man is dead and a woman is seriously injured after an overnight shooting on Pearl Avenue, making this the first homicide of the year in Wichita Falls.

According to Wichita Falls Police Department Sgt. John Spragins, police officers were called to the 1700 block of Pearl Avenue for a shooting at 2:33 a.m on Sunday, Jan. 10.

Officers said upon arrival they found two people with gunshot wounds inside a residence.

Both victims were taken to United Regional for their injuries. The male was pronounced dead at United Regional.

No suspects have been identified at this time. Police department officials are still investigating this shooting.

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