2 Men Die in Shootout Over Stolen Camera at Vacant Garland Home: Police

Two men died in a shootout Wednesday night in front of a vacant Garland home where police believe the pair met regarding a stolen camera.

Michael Ryan Love, 26, of Mesquite, arranged to meet with the unidentified man over a stolen camera at about 8 p.m. in the 6500 block of Glenmoor Drive.

Love had his camera stolen at some point in Mesquite and believed he found his camera online, police said. Love made an arrangement through an online shopping site to meet up with the man at the vacant Garland house, police said.

The two men met up, exchanged the camera, started to argue and gunfire erupted, police said.

Love was taken to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center by a male friend who was with him for the exchange. Love died of his injuries shortly after arriving, police said.

As officers responded to the vacant house, they found the unidentified man lying on the front porch. Two other witnesses who were at the scene during the shooting were questioned by police.

The man’s name has not been released, pending next of kin notification, police said.

Detectives are continuing to investigate.

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