Plano shooting victims, shooter identified by Police; roundup of news coverage of mass shooting in Dallas suburb

Who were the shooting victims on Sunday night when a gun man entered a Plano home during a pro football TV watching party ?

When: About 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

Where: Home in 1700 block of West Spring Creek Parkway in suburban Plano, Texas 75023.

Authorities in Plano have identified the fatal shooting victims as

Meredith Emily Hight, the 27-year-old estranged wife of the suspect

Anthony “Tony” Michael Cross – age 33

Olivia Nicole Deffner – age 24

James Richard Dunlop – age 29

Darryl William Hawkins – age 22

Rion Christopher Morgan – age 31

Myah Sade Bass – age 28

Caleb Seth Edwards – age 25

Police have identified the shooter as Spencer Hight, age 32. A Police Police officer shot Mr. Hight. Police report that Hight was armed with more than one weapon.

The location was Spencer Hight’s former home where there was a cookout and Cowboys TV watching party happening Sunday night.

Witnesses say Mrs. Hight had filed for divorce.

One witness has said he saw Mr. Hight at a local bar right before the shooting.

“”We’ve never had a shooting of this magnitude. We’ve never seen this many victims before. It’s just a terrible event,” Plano Police Chief Greg Rushin.

The Plano Police officer who confronted and shot Spencer Hight is on administrative leave pending investigation by the Texas Rangers law enforcement agency. The officer heard shots and saw victims in the backyard and in home as he responded to the call.

Police Chief Greg Rushin reports the officer showed great bravery.

The victims were reported to have been watching the Dallas Cowboys game vs. the New York Giants on TV in the home in the 1700 block of West Spring Creek Parkway in Plano just east of Custer Road between Green Oaks and Blue Ridge Trail.

Spring Creek Parkway was closed Sunday night and Monday as authorities investigated the killings.

There is one survivor, whose name has not been identified.

Thanks to the David Tilley and officers of Plano Police Department, Texas Rangers, Medical Examiners and so on  … Integrity … Bravery … Professionalism. 

The Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants, 19-3, on that night.

  • Story and links compiled by Brian Bearden, CollinCountyMagazine.com @collincountydfw

Follow the story of the mass shooting on Sunday night all in one place:

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS REPORTING

One of first stories by DallasNews

Story on couple by DMN

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM

KXII News 12 in Sherman, Texas

www.wfaa.com/news/8-dead-after-shooting-in-a-plano-home/473181754

NBC5 DFW

Plano shooter identified – NBC 5 Sept. 12, 2017

DFW CBS LOCAL 

CW 33 DFW

CNN

FOX NEWS

USA TODAY 

HUFF POST 

The WASHINGTON POST  

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 

Dallas Observer

  • Compiled by Brian Bearden
  • CollinCountyMagazine.com
  • @collincountydfw

About Brian Bearden

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