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.
Curtis Gray Jr. spoke Thursday morning at a press conference in front of the Hunt County Courthouse, which had been scheduled by the Greenville Branch of the NAACP, involving the investigation into the July 30 shooting death of Gray's father, Curtis Wayne "Topper" Gray Sr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.