Police Blotter: One Dead in Walmart Shooting

By Stacia Smith
|  Thursday, Jun 2, 2011  |  Updated 6:31 PM CDT
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Someone shot and killed a man in the parking lot of the brand new Walmart on Preston Road in Frisco.

Amanda Fitzpatrick, NBCDFW.com

Someone shot and killed a man in the parking lot of the brand new Walmart on Preston Road in Frisco.

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Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on June 2, 2011.

One Dead in Shooting at Frisco Walmart
Frisco police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a Walmart in Frisco on Wednesday evening. Police said the 30-year-old victim, who had not been identified, was left inside a Mercedes-Benz in the parking lot at the Walmart at 8555 Preston Road. He was transported to Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses said they saw a man jump out of the car and run into the store. The man tripped the fire alarm when he ran out of a back door. Police are searching for the man and another man as people of interest in the case.

Man Dies After SUV Crashes Into Ditch
A driver was killed Thursday morning when he lost control of his sport utility vehicle and slammed into a ditch. The victim, whose name has not been released, was southbound on William D. Tate Avenue about 2:45 a.m. when his Ford Explorer ran off the road and into a ditch. The driver was partially ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The crash is under investigation.

Son of Dallas Bail Bond Company Owner Charged
A father and son have been accused in a fatal shooting during a dispute with a business partner at the family's Dallas bail bond company. James Beavers Jr., 23, of Duncanville, was the third person jailed Thursday on a capital murder charge in Monday's slaying of 53-year-old Mark Stephen Stockton. Dallas police earlier arrested 54-year-old James Beavers Sr. and 44-year-old Shawn Lewis, who was allegedly hired to carry out the shooting. No attorney was listed for Beavers Jr., who was arrested Wednesday. His bond is set at $1 million on the capital murder count plus $25,000 for a charge of evidence tampering. Beavers Sr. and Lewis were booked on Tuesday.

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