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An already violent summer in Hunt County has become even more tragic, with yet another shooting death reportedly having occurred in the county.

The Hunt and Collin county sheriff’s offices are involved in the investigation into the death of Oscar “Junior” Ovalle of Plano. Ovalle, 20, was reported to have been shot in the head Sunday morning at a residence near the Hunt/Collin county line, and died later at a hospital in McKinney.

 

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said the circumstances behind the shooting were still being ironed out as of Thursday night.

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Family members and friends of Curtis Wayne “Topper” Gray Sr. gathered Thursday morning to make it clear they intend to seek answers in connection with the investigation into Gray’s death.

“This family loved him and they will seek justice for him and that’s the bottom line,” said Gray’s brother Louis, during a press conference on the steps of the Hunt County Courthouse, organized by the Greenville Branch of the NAACP.

 

A vigil was conducted Thursday night in front of the residence where Curtis Gray was shot and killed late last month.

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Supporters of Curtis “Topper” Gray plan today to remember the Greenville man who allegedly was shot and killed late last month by a local attorney.

The Greenville Branch of the NAACP has a press conference scheduled this morning, and a vigil is set this evening, in connection with Gray’s July 30 death.

 

Meanwhile a special prosecutor was sworn-in Wednesday to oversee the case against Royal Lynn Mullins, who has been charged with one count of murder.

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A  Greenville man, sentenced to state prison earlier this year on a weapons charge, is scheduled to plead guilty today to multiple counts involving two different shootings in July 2013.

A hung jury was the result of a trial in February concerning Royce William Tawater, 27, on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of deadly conduct.

A retrial on the charges had been scheduled next week in the 354th District Court.

However, Tawater is now set to enter guilty pleas to the three remaining counts during a hearing in the court this morning.

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UPDATE, Jan. 31,  4:15 p.m. 

Officials have identified Kara Elizabeth Croop, 33, as the victim in the Jan. 31. Police said that her husband, Scott Croop, 39, shot her in the street outside of their home on the 400 block of Cookston Lane before shooting himself. Scott Croop was pronounced dead on the scene, while Kara Croop was severely wounded and transported to a Dallas hospital, officials said.

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A local man, arrested in connection with last week’s reported robbery/shooting on Broadview Street in Greenville, is seeking a reduction in his almost $1 million in bonds on the charges.

At the time of the shooting, Christopher Steven Martin of Greenville was already free on bond on multiple charges in connection with a January 2 incident on Walworth Street. Martin is now facing multiple counts of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault involving the January 15 shooting.

After failed 911 call, family seeks hotel phone change

Jan 23, 2014
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A gruesome murder in a Texas hotel room and a 9-year-old’s futile effort to call 911 has sparked a national petition — and prompted federal officials to seek a legislative remedy.

On Dec. 1, Kari Rene Hunt arrived at a Marshall hotel with her three young children for a visitation with her estranged husband, Brad Dunn. The meeting took a violent turn: Authorities say Dunn attacked Hunt in the bathroom of his hotel room, stabbing her multiple times before fleeing the scene. He has been charged with murder.

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A shooting in Greenville on Jan. 15 resulted in two wounded victims and four arrests, according to the Greenville Police Department.

Around noon, officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 2500 block of Broadview Street in Greenville, police said. Once there, officers were told that a shooting had occurred and that once victim had been taken to Hunt Regional Hospital with an arm wound, officials said.

Police Respond to Shots Fired

Dec 1, 2012
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At approximately 10:47 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012, officers with the Greenville Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at McDougal and Gibbons Streets.

Christopher Shawn Luckey was indicted in June of last year on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly and one count of deadly conduct.

Commerce Man Scheduled to Plead Guilty

Jan 3, 2012

A guilty plea is scheduled for a Commerce man in connection with an April shooting incident in the city.

More Details Emerging on Grapevine Shooting

Dec 30, 2011

A family friend of the man who killed six family members and then turned the gun on himself says that he didn’t like that his estranged wife was doing well.

More Details on Christmas Shooting

Dec 29, 2011

Recordings of a 911 call from a Grapevine apartment have been released by police.

More Christmas Shooting Coverage

Dec 29, 2011

The man who killed six family members and himself tried to stage the scene, according to authorities.

Christmas Eve Road Rage

Dec 28, 2011

A Christmas Eve shooting is being investigated by the Hunt County Sheriff’s office.

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