Update: Domestic disturbance leads to death, injury

A 45-year-old Harper man died from a shooting incident and his wife is recovering in a San Antonio trauma center after being stabbed during the same family violence disturbance on Sunday, May 26.

Michael G. Bowlin, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene at 460 Kristen Lane near Harper by Justice of the Peace (Precinct 2) Carl Schoessow, after authorities discovered Bowlin lying on his back with probable gunshot wounds to the chest, according to Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Chief Deputy Lt. Jim Judd.

Aimee Bowlin, 42, had summoned aid by calling 911 and reporting the shooting/stabbing incident with her husband to authorities around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Judd said.

In addition to finding Bowlin’s body, his wife was discovered with a stab wound to her leg by GCSO deputies and first responders from the Harper Volunteer Fire Department, as well as Fredericksburg EMS paramedics.

She was airlifted to San Antonio’s University Hospital for trauma care, Judd said.

Further details are being withheld due to the open investigation being conducted by Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators, Judd said.

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