Police investigating Denison shooting

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

DENISON, Tex. -- Denison Police are still looking for a gunman who shot a man several times in broad daylight Wednesday afternoon nearly 24 hours later. Now officials are asking for citizens to step up if they know anything.

The shots rang out around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Perrin Estates subdivision just east of the airport.

Lt. Mike Eppler of the Denison Police Department says the initial call came in concerning a man at the Longhorn Convenience Store at Highway 691 and FM 1417 that had been shot.

"So far it appears like its going to be an isolated incident. The victim had multiple gun shot wounds and was flown by air ambulance to a Dallas area hospital."

The victim was shot twice, once in the arm and once in the chest, but somehow got away. Officials say the victim was able to get into a blue car and drive to the store to call for help shortly after he had been shot.

The victim is still in critical but stable condiiton at a Dallas hospital.

Now, police are looking for the person responsible and a motive for the shooting. Police said Thursday they do not have a lot of details and have not released a description of the suspect.

"We’re in the process of finishing up the crime scene at the residence at McArthur and trying to generate some leads and follow up on some leads to try and identify the suspect," Eppler said Wednesday.

Officials say the suspect fled on foot. Now Denison Police are in the process of following up on leads and continuing the investigation.

In order to determine what exactly happened inside the home at 27 B McArthur, and because the suspect is still at large, police need your help.

"We've got a few but as far as motive at this point we don’t have any. We're certainly looking to solicit information from anyone who has any information about this incident. Please give me a call at the police department because we'd like to talk to you," Eppler said Wednesday.


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  • by Tank Location: Neighbor on Feb 16, 2008 at 11:56 AM
    Right on Mary and Ralph, you just have to look at some of the comments on several of these blogs to see that there are more problems in our area than the news reports. I have never witnessed such bitterness and hate as seen on this forum, and the world can read it. People making fun of people, unbelievable, and not even dicussing the topic.
  • by Mary Location: Sherman on Feb 15, 2008 at 08:40 AM
    The police did not ask the public to be searching for the shooter. Mr. Eppler said "if anyone knows anything about this incident please give the police a call". Do you people pay attention to anything? I doubt this guy is hanging out at the town center with his gun waiting for someone to identify him!!!!!
  • by Tina Location: Sherman on Feb 15, 2008 at 08:26 AM
    I'm not knocking the Denison Police, but someone messed up. Thank goodness this is the last year that Perrin elementary will be open. That neighborhood is not an ideal place for a school.
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Feb 15, 2008 at 05:17 AM
    I would like to know why the Denison police didn't notify the school about the shooting...you can't lock down nor send notes home with children if you don't know there is a need. Was it noted in the news report that the school had not been alerted? If Sherman "goofed" they would have been there, as we saw last week....
  • by john Location: denison on Feb 15, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    oo blame the cops its always the cops. Everytime something go's on everyone blames the cops
  • by Ralph Location: Denison on Feb 14, 2008 at 11:23 PM
    Undoubtedly, the perpetrator can be found in Sherman, either shooting at someone or shooting his mouth off.
  • by BARNEY Location: MAYBERRY on Feb 14, 2008 at 08:08 PM
    WHY DOESN'T SOMEONE ASK THE QUESTION WHERE DOES THE COPS GET OFF ASKING THE PUBLIC TO DO THEIR JOB. IF SOMEONE FINDS THIS GUY ARE THEY SUSPOSE TO SHOOT AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER. CALL THE DONUT SHOPS AND TELL THE COPS TO GET OUT AND PATROL THE AREAS UNTIL THEY FIND THE MAN THEMSELVES. WE DON'T GET PAID TO DO THEIR JOBS. I'LL BET THIS GUY IS SITTTING BACK LAUGHING AT ALL THE RUN AROUND THAT IS GOING ON. WAKE UP AND LOOK AT WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN ILLINOIS. ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOOTING . THIS MAN COULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING. LOCK THE SCHOOLS AT ALL TIMES AND HAVE SOMEONE AT THE DOOR CHECKING WHO ENTERS BEFORE THEY GET INSIDE.
  • by concerned parent Location: Sherman on Feb 14, 2008 at 06:03 PM
    ME...do you have children? I'm sure I speak for every parent out there, that under these sircumstances no one would be upset about the lockdown. Get real!!
  • by me Location: here on Feb 14, 2008 at 04:34 PM
    If they had locked the school down, all of you people complaining about not locking it down would have been mad because they lockeed your kids inside the school.
  • by Sue Location: Durant on Feb 14, 2008 at 04:26 PM
    It never fails to amaze me that the police want help in locating a suspect, yet they will not release a description!!
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