Texas man murders ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend

Police in Texas arrested a man after he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

After an altercation, Eric LaMountain, 35, shot and killed Gavin Wood, 37, at about 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Officers responding to the shooting found Wood with bullet wounds on the sidewalk.

A short time after the incident, officers located LaMountain and took him into custody. He is charged with first-degree murder.

At the end of December, while she was still with LaMountain, his ex-girlfriend told police he learned about her relationship with Wood, and he used a location-sharing app to locate her.

On January 8, she confessed to cheating on LaMountain and broke up with him.

Court documents state that two days later, she was at Wood’s house when LaMountain texted her, “I told you what I would do if you ever cheated on me and I still have his address.”

When she asked if he would kill her, he replied, “Not you.” Then he sent her pictures of a gun and a screenshot of a ride-sharing app showing he was heading to Wood’s residence.

According to the affidavit, she warned Wood about the messages, but he didn’t believe LaMountain was a threat.

On her way home, she received a call from LaMountain saying he shot Wood and believed the victim was dead.

The police were called and LaMountain was arrested shortly afterward.

In his police interview after his arrest, LaMountain recalled hitting Wood in the head with a gun as he stood in the front yard. When Wood turned to run, LaMountain shot him repeatedly until his gun was empty. He considered reloading his weapon but instead decided to flee.