Texas man, 76, said he shot at daughter only to scare her, police said. He killed her instead.

Source: Lubbock County Detention Center; Unsplash

Oct. 3 2021, Published 11:25 a.m. ET

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A Texas grandfather claimed he fired at his daughter to scare her but killed her instead.

Now, the 76-year-old man is behind bars on a murder charge.

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In Texas, Lubbock police responded to a report of a stabbing but instead found a shooting that left 52-year-old Pamela Boyd dead from a gunshot wound to the leg on September 30.

“Through the initial course of the investigation, it appears 76-year-old Clyde Boyd and his daughter, Pamela, were arguing when Clyde shot her,” according to the Lubbock Police Department. “It was later determined no stabbing occurred.”

Pamela Boyd's daughter, Tiffany, told police she and her mother were in a bedroom and her grandfather, Clyde Boyd, came in with a gun in hand, aimed his gun at Pamela, fired, then pointed the gun at her, according to

Boyd reportedly admitted to pointing the gun at his daughter but said he only meant to scare her, but ultimately discharged the weapon.

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"Clyde Boyd advised he pointed his gun at Pamela Boyd to scare her and the gun went off," according to court documents obtained by KXAN News.

"Clyde Boyd stated he knew pointing a gun at someone was dangerous but did not intend to kill Pamela Boyd. Clyde Boyd denied pointing the gun at Tiffany Boyd but did confirm that Tiffany Boyd took the gun from him."

Boyd reportedly denied aiming the gun at his granddaughter after the shooting but confirmed she took his gun away from him.

He was ordered held at the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $400,000 bond.


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