Man Arrested After Allegedly Fatally Shooting Ex-Girlfriend’s New Boyfriend, Reports Say She Was Dating Both Men Simultaneously

Austin Police

A man from Texas, Eric LaMountain, has been apprehended after reportedly fatally shooting his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend, says officials, reports FOX

The 35-year-old fatally shot Gavin Wood, 37, following a dispute says Austin authorities. Officials responded to the shooting and discovered Wood with gunshot wounds on the sidewalk, sadly, he was declared deceased at the scene. 

The ex-boyfriend left the scene following the encounter; however, he was later located by officials and arrested. LaMountain has been charged with first-degree murder. The former girlfriend informed cops that he found out about her new boyfriend at the end of December when she was reportedly still in a relationship with LaMountain. The ex girlfriend went on to say that LaMountain used the

“location-sharing app to find out she was at Wood’s house,”

reports FOX. 

The unidentified former ex-girlfriend admitted to stepping out on her relationship with LaMountain; however, she later ended the relationship on Jan. 8. Two days later, the woman received a text from LaMountain when she was at Woods home that said,

“I told you what I would do if you ever cheated on me and I still have his address.” 

She asked him if he was going to kill her, which he then responded,

“not you,”

and then forwarded her photos of firearm as well as a photo of a

“ride-sharing app”

to show that he was on his way to Woods home. Although the woman told Woods about the threatening message, Woods wasn’t convinced that her ex-boyfriend was dangerous and advised her to go home. As she was on her way home, LaMountain contacted her and told her that he shot her new boyfriend and believed he died. 

The woman then contact officials and the former boyfriend was later arrested. LaMountain told officials that Woods was in the front yard when he attacked him with the gun. When Wood attempted flea, LaMountain fired shots at him until the gun was empty. 

#Clique, let’s keep Wood’s family in our thoughts and prayers. 

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