Carrollton Police Investigate Fatal Shooting at School District Bus Barn

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013  |  Updated 11:29 PM CDT
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Police have identified Gerardo Rodriguez Alvarez, 36, as a suspect in the slaying of Todd Fenton.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

Police have identified Gerardo Rodriguez Alvarez, 36, as a suspect in the slaying of Todd Fenton.

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Police Investigate Body Found in Carrollton Bus Barn

Carrollton police identified a man whose body was found inside the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District bus barn Wednesday night as 48-year-old Todd Fenton.

Man Shot, Killed at Carrollton Bus Barn

Carrollton police have identified a man whose body was found inside the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District bus barn Wednesday night.
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Carrollton police have named a suspect in the shooting death of a school district employee who was found shot to death in the district's bus barn.

Todd Edward Fenton, 48, was shot multiple times. A co-worker found his body shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday and called 911.

Police have identified Gerardo Rodriguez Alvarez, 36, as a suspect in the slaying. Alvarez is also a Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District employee.

"We definitely want to make sure that the public knows that he could be armed and dangerous," police spokeswoman Nichole Rodriguez said. "If they do see him or see his vehicle anywhere, if you would just call the Carrollton Police Department and let us know. Don't try to approach him."

Fenton, a 15-year employee of the CFBISD Service Center, was a leader supervisor in the grounds keeping department.

Crisis counselors have been made available to all employees, and the district said its thoughts and prayers are with the Fenton family.

A sign at Fenton's Grand Prairie home asks for privacy and prayers.

"I'm shocked," neighbor Sharon Roman said. "He did seem like such a nice person. It's a sad thing that someone that young with a family and everything and a nice home -- it's awful."

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alvarez is asked to call Carrollton police at 972-466-3333. He was last seen driving a 1997 beige Mercury Cougar with Texas license plate DC5J438.

NBC 5's Keaton Fox, Ray Villeda and Ben Russell contributed to this report.

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