Short was badly wounded in the shootout.
The long-simmering feud between Luke Short and Charles Wright finally reached the boiling point in Fort Worth on December 23, 1890. Wright was conducting gambling at his Bank Saloon and lawman Short went there to close it down. After Short evicted the patrons at gunpoint, Wright ambushed him with a shotgun, wounding Short in the left hip and leg, as well as injuring his left hand. Short retaliated by drawing his pistol and shooting Wright in the right wrist, disarming him. Short was later found guilty of assault and fined $150. It was his last gunfight.