Fast Eddys manager responds to Monday’s shooting

Local News

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Wichita Falls police are investigating what led to a man allegedly discharging a firearm outside a local pool hall early
Monday morning.

It happened just before 1 a.m. at Fast Eddy’s Billiards and Games in the 1500 block of Southwest Parkway.

“My staff and a couple of regular patrons handled a bad situation efficiently that had the potential to be tragic,” Fast Eddy’s Manager Keith Thompson said. “Someone we have never seen before in this bar was causing a disturbance and was politely asked to leave. He became belligerent and started saying some crazy things.”

Thompson also said, “As he was walking away through the parking lot he pulled a firearm and shot six times into the air. He then walked behind the building and came around to our back door which one of my staff had locked until the situation was resolved. Two patrons encountered the man near the back door, disarmed him and detained him until the police arrived.”

Police say a man was carrying a handgun and fired five to six shots in the air.

No one was injured in the incident.

It’s unclear if the man possessed a license to carry, but he was arrested and taken to jail on charges of discharging a firearm within city limits.

Continue to stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information.

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