One dead, one in custody after burglary gone wrong


Police responded to a call of person shot at the Oaks of Lewisville just after 1 a.m. this morning to find one would-be burglar with a large cut on his face and another shot dead, according to radio traffic.

LPD Capt. Kendall Lynn said that police are still investigating, but it appears the two had forced entry into the apartment and were shot and apprehended by people inside. The surviving suspect, Ivory Tatum III, 17, was taken to Medical City Lewisville for his facial wound and then to Lewisville Jail, where he is being held for burglary habitation with the intent to commit another felony. His bail has not been set.

According to radio traffic, police and firefighters had prepared a helicopter to evacuate the gunshot victim, but determined he was already dead when they arrived.

The Lewisville Texan Journal will update this story with more information as it becomes available.


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