Waxahachie, TX – A Texas man was shot in the parking lot outside his residence on Tuesday after his neighbor became enraged that he had briefly parked in the wrong parking space, according to police (video below).
The incident occurred in the 100-block of Kaufman Street at approximately 3 p.m. on April 19, KSDK reported.
Irina Post said her husband’s coworker pulled into the small lot to drop her husband off and briefly pulled into the parking spot belonging to their neighbor, 45-year-old Nikki Brown.
“This next spot is the neighbor’s spot, so he parked there to drop Shane off,” Irina Post explained during an interview with KSDK.
But within seconds of the truck pulling into the spot, Brown charged outside and confronted 32-year-old Shane Post and his coworker about parking in his space, Irina Post said.
“He came out in a robe, and he had already his gun loaded in his pocket,” she told KSDK.
Security footage showed the men arguing out in the lot as Irina Post walked outside carrying her infant daughter.
Shane post was slowly walking away from the truck towards Brown when Brown suddenly shot him in the torso, the video showed.
Irina Post, who was still carrying the baby, ran towards the gunfire as her husband stumbled backwards.
“Shane was on the ground and he was like ‘stop stop,’” Irina Post recalled. “He was screaming to stop.”
Brown yelled for a moment before walking back to his unit, the Waxahachie Daily Light reported.
“That’s my spot,” he said repeatedly, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Waxahachie police raced to the scene and administered life-saving aid until an ambulance transported Shane Post to Baylor Scott and White Hospital, KSDK reported.
He was later airlifted to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he remains in intensive care with damage to his pancreas, colon, liver, and urethra.
“The bullet is still in him, and they can’t get it out, it’s too dangerous,” his mother, Dorothy Post, told KSDK. “I can’t process any of it. He was shot over a parking spot.”
Irina Post said she’s hopeful her husband will make a full recovery.
He will need months of rehabilitation after he is released from the hospital, KSDK reported.
Shane Post’s family said he will need to remain at the hospital for at least another week.
Brown was still at the scene when police arrived.
He was taken into custody and arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the Waxahachie Daily Light reported.
Brown already posted a $150,000 bond and has been released, the Waxahachie Police Department (WPD) confirmed.
Irina Post said she’s extremely upset that her husband is in the intensive care unit while the man who shot him is back at home, KSDK reported.
“The only thing he thinks about is if he won’t be able to see me or the baby again,” she told the Waxahachie Daily Light. “He keeps asking the doctors if he’s going to live, and he’s scared to go to sleep because he thinks he will die.”
A fundraising campaign established to help the young family during Shane Post’s recovery has raised over $11,000 so far.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content: