LORENA, Texas, April 3 (UPI) -- Warrants were issued for the arrest of country singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver following a weekend shooting in a Texas bar, police said.
Police said Shaver was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawfully carrying a gun on the premises of a business selling alcohol for on-premises consumption, The (Nashville) Tennessean said Tuesday.
Shaver allegedly shot a man in the face Saturday night outside of Papa Joe's Texas Saloon in the Waco, Texas, suburb of Lorena, said John Moran, city manager and chief of police. The man was hospitalized after the incident and was listed in stable condition.
Shaver, 67, has been cooperating with the investigation, his Austin, Texas, attorney Joseph Turner, told the newspaper.
Shaver's songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Presley. A 2006 inductee into the Texas Music Hall of Fame, Shaver recently collaborated with Big & Rich on an updated version of his song "Live Forever."