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Wise County Man Shot Over Fireworks Feud

July 09, 2018 - 7:23 am

BRIDGEPORT (1080 KRLD) - A fight over fireworks ended with the fatal shooting of an elderly Wise County man. 

According to reports, 80-year-old Edward Cordero got into an argument with people setting off fireworks near his Bridgeport home. The quarrel escalated and Cordero said he was going to get his gun.

Reports say one of the men involved in the arguement also had a pistol.

Police suggest Cordero shot first,  the other man returned fire and struck Cordero in the head and right shoulder.

Cordero was flown to JPS where he died early Sunday morning.

The Sheriff's office has more investigating to do, but no charges have been filed.