PONDER — Authorities were investigating the death of a suspect in a sexual assault case Wednesday who was apparently shot by the victim.
Denton County dispatchers got a call from a 29-year-old woman about 10 a.m. who said she shot a man who sexually assaulted her after she arrived at her parents' residence in the 1500 block of Seaborn Road, said Tom Reedy, sheriff's department spokesman.
The woman said that she had just dropped off her children and that the man, later identified as Wendell Dean McDonald, 28, was lying in wait for her and grabbed her, Reedy said.
The woman said McDonald took her inside her parents' residence, threatened her with her parents' gun and then sexually assaulted her, Reedy said. McDonald then told the woman to take the gun and shoot him or else he would shoot her, according to Reedy.
The woman initially refused to shoot him, but when authorities arrived, McDonald was dead from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest, Reedy said. ..Source.. by Mitch Mitchell