Texas Man Accused of Murder Said He Shot At Neighbors Because They Were ‘Playing Loud Music’ And ‘Interfering With His Life’: Cops

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Source: Dallas County Jail; UNSPLASH

May 19 2023, Published 12:04 p.m. ET

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A man in Texas is behind bars after a dispute between neighbors over loud music turned deadly, authorities said.

Police in Dallas said around 1:20 a.m. on May 14, Lonnie Holcombe, 54, allegedly fatally shot 49-year-old Carlos Gonzalez, KDFW reported.

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According to an affidavit obtained by the station, Gonzalez and several other people arrived together in a pickup truck to a family birthday party around 1 a.m.

The affidavit states Holcombe fired BB gun at the truck from next door because the occupants were playing loud music.

Gonzalez was struck with pellets, which also damaged the vehicle, and he and others confronted Holcombe, according to police.


A fight erupted, and during the physical altercation, authorities said, Gonzalez got on top of Holcombe.

Holcombe then pulled out a gun and shot the man in the chest, police said.

Gonzalez was pronounced from his injuries at an area hospital.

During an interview, police said Holcombe allegedly told investigators he had trouble with his neighbors because they were “often playing loud music and interfering with his life.”

Witnesses told authorities Holcombe’s neighbors had been having issues with him for the past year.

“He actually told them, ‘You Mexicans shouldn’t be here. You Mexicans shouldn’t be here. You need to go back to place,’” Yulma Favela, told KDFW.

Holcombe was being held on a murder charge at the Dallas County jail, Fox News reported.

His bond was set at $250,000.


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