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Suspect in shooting at Texas A&M Commerce arrested in Rowlett

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Today at about 3:15 p.m., the Rowlett Police Department SWAT Team assisted Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers in executing a search and arrest warrant for Jacques Dshawn Smith, 21, at his home located in the 8300 block of Luna Drive in Rowlett.

According to police, Smith is a suspect in the double homicide that occurred on Monday, at Pride Rock Residence Hall located on the campus of Texas A&M University in Commerce. He has been taken into custody.

Smith is not a student at A&M-Commerce. He is believed to be the ex-boyfriend of Abbaney Matts, one of the deceased individuals.

An arrest warrant was obtained through the use of surveillance and witness tips.

According to CBS 11, “Smith was arrested last week for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident in which he threw a TV at Deja. But was released on a $15,000 bond despite having violated his probation.”

A&M-Commerce University Police Department led the investigation with the help of the Texas Rangers, FBI, DPS, ATF, Mesquite Police Department, Commerce Police Department, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office and Hunt County Homeland Security.

We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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