The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

January 31, 2014

UPDATE: Victim, shooter identified

One dead, one seriously wounded in double shooting

Jim Hardin
Herald-Banner Staff

ROYSE CITY — Update 3:45 p.m. — Officials have identified Kara Elizabeth Croop, 33, as the victim is this morning's shooting. It appears 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 was pronounced dead on the scene, while Kara was severely wounded and transported to a Dallas hospital.

Police say that it does not appear that any other individuals were involved.

 

 

UPDATE 1:48 p.m. — A shooting incident that occurred Friday morning in the middle of a Royse City residential street left a man dead and a woman in critical condition.Officers at the scene of the shooting – the 400 block of Cookston Lane – said the woman was still alive when she was transported from the scene by ambulance to a Dallas hospital, but the male was pronounced dead on the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Police Chief Jeff Stapleton said names of the victims – a husband and wife – could not be released until next-of-kin had been notified. He said the couple had a 10-year-old daughter who was at school when the shooting occurred.

Stapleton said the first call came to police about 9 a.m. as “shots fired.” Then, he said, there were reports that possibly two suspects were involved in a shooting incident. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two bodies in the street.

The police chief said the man shot his wife multiple times and then turned the gun on himself. The shooting occurred in front of the couple’s home.

This story will be updated as more information is received.

 

 

A shooting incident that occurred Friday morning in the middle of a Royse City residential street left a man dead and a woman in critical condition.



Officers at the scene of the shooting – the 400 block of Cookston Lane – said the woman was still alive when she was transported from the scene by ambulance to a Dallas hospital, but the male was pronounced dead on the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.



Police Chief Jeff Stapleton said names of the victims – a husband and wife – could not be released until next-of-kin had been notified. He said the couple had a 10-year-old daughter who was at school when the shooting occurred.



Stapleton said the first call came to police about 9 a.m. as "shots fired." Then, he said, there were reports that possibly two suspects were involved in a shooting incident. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two bodies in the street.



The police chief said the man shot his wife multiple times and then turned the gun on himself. The shooting occurred in front of the couple's home.

This story will be updated as more information is received.

- See more at: http://www.roysecityheraldbanner.com/local/x302230805/UPDATE-One-dead-one-seriously-wounded-in-double-shooting#sthash.JWxhGuPl.dpuf

A shooting incident that occurred Friday morning in the middle of a Royse City residential street left a man dead and a woman in critical condition.



Officers at the scene of the shooting – the 400 block of Cookston Lane – said the woman was still alive when she was transported from the scene by ambulance to a Dallas hospital, but the male was pronounced dead on the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.



Police Chief Jeff Stapleton said names of the victims – a husband and wife – could not be released until next-of-kin had been notified. He said the couple had a 10-year-old daughter who was at school when the shooting occurred.



Stapleton said the first call came to police about 9 a.m. as "shots fired." Then, he said, there were reports that possibly two suspects were involved in a shooting incident. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two bodies in the street.



The police chief said the man shot his wife multiple times and then turned the gun on himself. The shooting occurred in front of the couple's home.

This story will be updated as more information is received.

- See more at: http://www.roysecityheraldbanner.com/local/x302230805/UPDATE-One-dead-one-seriously-wounded-in-double-shooting#sthash.JWxhGuPl.dpuf

Updated at 1:11 p.m.

A shooting incident that occurred Friday morning in the middle of a Royse City residential street left a man dead and a woman in critical condition.



Officers at the scene of the shooting – the 400 block of Cookston Lane – said the woman was still alive when she was transported from the scene by ambulance to a Dallas hospital, but the male was pronounced dead on the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.



Police Chief Jeff Stapleton said names of the victims – a husband and wife – could not be released until next-of-kin had been notified. He said the couple had a 10-year-old daughter who was at school when the shooting occurred.



Stapleton said the first call came to police about 9 a.m. as "shots fired." Then, he said, there were reports that possibly two suspects were involved in a shooting incident. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two bodies in the street.



The police chief said the man shot his wife multiple times and then turned the gun on himself. The shooting occurred in front of the couple's home.

This story will be updated as more information is received.

- See more at: http://www.roysecityheraldbanner.com/local/x302230805/UPDATE-One-dead-one-seriously-wounded-in-double-shooting#sthash.JWxhGuPl.dpuf

Updated at 1:11 p.m.

A shooting incident that occurred Friday morning in the middle of a Royse City residential street left a man dead and a woman in critical condition.



Officers at the scene of the shooting – the 400 block of Cookston Lane – said the woman was still alive when she was transported from the scene by ambulance to a Dallas hospital, but the male was pronounced dead on the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.



Police Chief Jeff Stapleton said names of the victims – a husband and wife – could not be released until next-of-kin had been notified. He said the couple had a 10-year-old daughter who was at school when the shooting occurred.



Stapleton said the first call came to police about 9 a.m. as "shots fired." Then, he said, there were reports that possibly two suspects were involved in a shooting incident. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two bodies in the street.



The police chief said the man shot his wife multiple times and then turned the gun on himself. The shooting occurred in front of the couple's home.

This story will be updated as more information is received.

- See more at: http://www.roysecityheraldbanner.com/local/x302230805/UPDATE-One-dead-one-seriously-wounded-in-double-shooting#sthash.JWxhGuPl.dpuf

ORIGINAL: A shooting incident that occurred Friday morning in the middle of a Royse City residential street left a man dead and a woman seriously wounded.

Officers at the scene of the shooting – the 400 block of Cookston Lane – did not know the condition of the woman. They could say only that she was still alive when she was transported from the scene by ambulance to a Dallas hospital.

Police Chief Jeff Stapleton said names of the victims – believed to be husband and wife – could not be released because he wasn't sure whether next-of-kin had been notified. He said the couple had a daughter who was at school when the shooting occurred.

Stapleton said the first call came to police about 9 a.m. as "shots fired." Then, he said, there were reports that possibly two suspects were involved in a shooting incident. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two bodies in the street.

The police chief said officers interviewed a second man who was thought initially to be a suspect. They determined, however, that apparently the man witnessed the shooting.

The shooting occurred in front of the couple's home.

This story will be updated as more information is received.