A man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with murder after police say he fatally shot his brother.
Lake Dallas and Hickory Creek police officers were called to an apartment in the 300 block of East Swisher Road around 6:30 a.m. Sunday on a shooting call. When they arrived they discovered the body of a man, identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as 47-year-old Eugene Gheorge Mateiu, who lived at the apartment.
The medical examiner has ruled the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the face, and the incident is being ruled a homicide.
Police arrested 44-year-old Ovidiu Mateiu in connection with the shooting. According to Denton County Jail records he has an alias listed as James Odin Matei.
Lt. Mark Stone of the Lake Dallas Police Department said the two brothers lived at the same apartment.
“We’re still investigating what led to the shooting,” said Lt. Mark Stone of the Lake Dallas Police Department. “But we know it was a domestic incident between two brothers.”
Bond was set at $250,000.