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Doctor 1 of 2 Arrested in Lubbock Doctor's Death

One of the men arrested is also a doctor

Monday, Jul 16, 2012  |  Updated 3:08 PM CDT
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Doctor 1 of 2 Arrested in Lubbock Doctor's Death

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Lubbock police have arrested two men in the death of a doctor found shot in his home.

One of the men arrested is also a doctor. Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon is a plastic surgeon with a practice in Amarillo. Police say Dixon likely knew the victim, Dr. Joseph Sonnier III, but declined to give details.

Police also arrested David Neal Shepard.

Officials are expected to release more information about the two arrests Monday afternoon.

No one answered the phone Monday at Dixon's practice in Amarillo.

Sonnier was the chief pathologist for Covenant Health System in Lubbock. He was found dead Thursday.

Stewart says landscapers had found a broken window at the house.

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