Fort Worth Man Who Says He Killed Neighbor in Self-defense Charged With Shooting Girlfriend

A Fort Worth man who told police in March that he'd shot his neighbor in self-defense now stands accused of shooting his girlfriend.Mark Jabben, 46, was charged Friday with aggravated assault of a family member with a weapon.Police were called to the Metro 7000 apartments off John T White Road, near Interstate 30 and East Loop 820, around 12:30 a.m. Friday.According to an arrest-warrant affidavit, Jabben had shot his girlfriend, seriously injuring her.He remained in the Tarrant County jail Wednesday. Bail was set at $4,000.Court records show a January 2018 family violence charge was dismissed in December, after Jabben completed a behavior intervention plan.Jabben has not been charged in a March shooting case, when a fight with his neighbor ended with the other man's death.Kevin Deandre Battle, 57, was found dead on Jabben's front porch with multiple gunshot wounds to his head.Battle tried to enter Jabben's front door as the two argued over a comment Jabben had made to Battle's grandson earlier that day, and Jabben opened fire in self-defense, police told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.Over 5,400 people have signed a petition asking the district attorney to charge Jabben in Battle's death.  Continue reading...

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