Billy Joe Shaver indicted in 2007 shooting
Thursday, September 18, 2008
– Billy Joe Shaver was indicted Thursday by a Texas grand jury in connection with the shooting of a man outside a bar in Lorena, Texas in April 2007. The singer was charged by a McLennan County jury with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony and unlawful carrying of a handgun by a licensed holder on a licensed premises, a third-degree felony.
Shaver allegedly followed the victim, Billy B. Coker, out of Papa Joe's Texas Saloon on April 1, 2007, and asked, "Where do you want it?" He then allegedly shot Coker in the face, according to a witness.
A second witness said she heard Shaver say to Coker "Tell me you are sorry," and "Nobody tells me to shut up."
Coker was treated at a hospital and released. What sparked the shooting remains in contention.
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