Michael Thomas Armstrong

A Joshua man is in custody after allegedly shooting his friend on Sunday with an AR-15 type firearm.

According to a probable cause affidavit, an officer with the Joshua Police Department was dispatched to the Valero Corner Store at 100 S. Broadway St. for a gunshot victim.

The officer made contact with the victim who stated he was shot by his friend, Michael Thomas Armstrong, 39, at their home in the 1300 block of Conveyor Drive. 

The victim, according the affidavit, stated Armstrong was mad because he left him at Walmart and he had to walk home. The victim said he was standing outside his residence by his vehicle when Armstrong shot him multiple times with an AR-15 type firearm.

The officer observed at least two gunshot wounds on the victim in his left arm and left rib cage.

Armstrong was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and booked into the Johnson County Jail. Officers were able to take possession of his firearm. 

Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Judge Ronny McBroom set Armstrong’s bond at $200,000. He has already posted bond, but is on a 48-hour hold and will not be released until Tuesday.

McBroom also issued an emergency protective order, prohibiting Armstrong from contacting the victim or going to or within 500 feet of his residence. Armstrong is also prohibited from possessing a firearm. 

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