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Kirbyville man arrested after disturbance leads to shooting at gas station Monday afternoon

The gun used in the shooting is believed to be a 9mm.
Credit: Kirbyville Police Department

KIRBYVILLE, Texas — A Kirbyville man is behind bars after a disturbance between two men escalated into a shooting Monday afternoon, according to Kirbyville Police Chief Paul Brister.

George Hardy Manchac has been arrested and booked into jail on a $75,000 bond.

Manchac is charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, which is a second-degree felony, Brister tells 12News.

On Monday, one man was taken to a Beaumont hospital by air ambulance with a gunshot wound to his lower back following the 1 p.m. shooting Brister told 12News.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Exxon gas station along Highway 96 in Kirbyville Brister told12News.

The gun used in the shooting is believed to be a 9mm Brister said.

The suspect, Manchac was still being questioned by police as of 4 p.m. Monday. He was being treated at a Beaumont hospital as police worked to determine what charges he would face.

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