One man dead after eviction-related altercation

 A property owner is dead after an eviction altercation escalated into a gunfire exchange.

Gillespie County deputies responded to a civil disturbance call at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 5101 Old Harper Road.

The disturbance initially started as a civil matter regarding tenant eviction.

Christopher Joseph Davis, 30, had been invited to the property and was visiting the tenant regarding an eviction.

A sheriff’s department release said Gordon James Gilbert, 49, told Davis to leave and a verbal argument ensued.

“Gilbert obtained a weapon and fired it in the direction of Davis. In return, Davis also obtained a weapon and returned fire, killing Gilbert,” the release stated.

Neither Davis nor any other person on the property were injured.

The case remains under investigation.

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