TEXAS – Homeowner shoots wife of HOA president over unpaid dues, police say
Author: Matt Howerton
August 6, 2019
LANCASTER, Texas — A Lancaster man is facing criminal charges after shooting his neighbor multiple times over a homeowners association dispute, police said Monday. Kenneth Haggerty, 59, was arrested on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he shot a woman and fired at her husband, according to Lancaster police Lt. Nate Thompson.
Police have taken multiple reports of fraud involving an HOA in the Lancaster neighborhood where the shooting occurred Sunday afternoon. Officers were called around 5 p.m. to the 1000 block of Rawlins Drive in the Pleasant Run Estates neighborhood. Haggerty pulled in front of his neighbor, Belinda Tucker, while she was in her car on their street, blocking her from going anywhere, Lancaster police said.He got out of his car, and at some point during the argument began firing a gun into Tucker’s car, according to Thompson. The argument centered around a lien that was placed on Haggerty’s home for allegedly not paying HOA fees, Thompson said. Belinda Tucker is married to Anthony Tucker, who claims to be the president of the Pleasant Run Estates Homeowners Association.The woman, who is also a former mayoral candidate, was hit in the arm, head and hand. “I used my right hand to shield his final attempt to shoot me in my head, but I fell over in my seat and played dead and did not move,” Belinda Tucker wrote WFAA in an email Monday. “I’m desperately distraught,” she said. Her husband saw what happened and started shooting at Haggerty. The men exchanged gunfire, Thompson said. When police arrived, both men were taken into custody. However, Anthony Tucker was later released without being charged. Thompson said criminal charges may still be filed against him. Tucker was taken to the hospital in stable condition and was released Sunday night. Read more: