Five Schools Under Lock Down After Assault, Theft

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011  |  Updated 3:48 PM CDT
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Allen Police Dept. said 38-year-old man, James Shaw, was pistol-whipped, the search continues for suspects.

Kerry Smith, NBCDFW.com

Allen Police Dept. said 38-year-old man, James Shaw, was pistol-whipped, the search continues for suspects.

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Allen Police Explain Incident That Lead to Lockdown

Sgt. Jon Felty of the Allen Police Department talks about the situation in the 1000 block of Sandy Trail.
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Five schools in Allen are on soft-lockdown after an early-morning assault and car theft.

At about 8 a.m., 911 dispatch received calls about gunshots and someone knocking on doors.  Officers arrived at the 1000 block of Sandy Trail and found a man, conscious and sitting on the curb, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.

The 38-year-old man, James Shaw, was transported to an area hospital where the wound was determined to not be from a gunshot, but rather from being pistol-whipped. The man's condition is not known.

A car was taken from the home and was later found abandoned in a nearby alley.

Police are searching the neighborhood with dogs and helicopters for three black males in connection with the assault and theft.

Five schools are on soft lockdown while the search for the three men continues. Those schools are Allen High School, Lowery Freshman Center, Curtis Middle School, Reed Elementary School and Marion Elementary School.

Officials with the Allen Independent School District said it is important to note that no incident has occurred within an Allen school, the lockdown was just an extra safety precaution to prevent an unauthorized person from entering the school.
 

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