One arrested after shots fired at bar on Old Iowa Park Rd.

Police responded to gunshots at the Water Hole on Sunday.
Published: Aug. 29, 2022 at 10:50 AM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The Wichita Falls Police Department responded to the Water Hole bar on Sunday after receiving multiple calls about shots being fired.

Officers arrived around 8 p.m. and found the suspect, identified as Jacob Livingston, being held by two bouncers. They reportedly told police that Livingston had entered the bar and had been acting “weird.”

Livingston allegedly grabbed a bartender in a provocative way, and a bouncer escorted him out. While he was leaving, Livingston reportedly turned back around and grabbed one of the bouncers by the neck.

The bouncers reportedly followed Livingston to his van to ensure he would leave. Upon arrival, Livingston allegedly pulled an AR-15 out of the van. One of the bouncers reportedly shoved Livingston inside the vehicle and a struggle ensued. Livingston fired multiple shots before the other bouncer was able to grab the gun, according to court documents.

Jacob Livingston.
Jacob Livingston.(Wichita County Jail)

Officers reportedly said they saw several deviations and holes throughout Livingston’s vehicle, with three of the bullet holes going toward the bar. Another bullet hole was found in the vehicle adjacent to Livingston’s van, which was in the direction of the bouncer who grabbed the gun from the suspect, according to court documents.

Livingston allegedly told police someone had punched him, so he grabbed his gun and it “went off.”

No injuries were reported in relation to this shooting. Livingston was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Two counts of deadly conduct - discharging a firearm
  • Two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • One count of burglary of a habitation

The burglary charge comes after Livingston allegedly broke into an apartment in the 4800 block of Brookdale Drive and broke a victim’s cellphone. This crime happened on Sunday about an hour before the shooting at the Water Hole bar, according to court documents.

Livingston’s remains jailed on bonds totaling $75,000.