NACOGDOCHES - Chris Balch, 56,, is under arrest after assaulting a man with a shotgun yesterday evening around 7 p.m. in Nacogdoches near County Road 350.
After police received a call regarding the assault, they arrived to the victims' residence, and gathered information from witnesses at the scene.
The witnesses told law enforcement officials that Balch appeared to be intoxicated when he entered the victim's home.
Police were also told that a physical altercation occurred between the suspect and the victim until a relative broke up the fighting.
Balch then went into a bedroom and retrieved a shotgun.
The victim tried to disarm Balch and during the struggle Balch shot the victim in the hand.
Another family member was then able to disarm Balch, where he then left the residence and was later found and arrested behind the house.
Balch is currently in Nacogdoches County Jail and the victim was life flighted to a hospital in Dallas.
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