KETR Local
2:53 pm
Fri July 1, 2005

Man shot and killed in Commerce

Commerce – A suspect is in custody today for the shooting death of 25 year old James Prothrow of Commerce. The suspect was apprehended yesterday by the Hopkins County Sheriff and was transported to Hunt County where he was awaiting arraignment on murder charges.

Prothrow was shot several times by a handgun yesterday and transported by helicopter to Parkland Hospital in Dallas where he was later pronounced dead. Police from Commerce, Wolfe City, Greenville and agents with the Hunt County Sheriff, Department of Public Safety, and Texas Rangers were called in to assist in a search for the suspect. The suspect was apprehended in Hopkins County around 4:30 yesterday afternoon.

The incident marks the 4th shooting death in Hunt County this month.