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Shooter Still At Large Nearly 2 Months After The Party Venue Shooting

Nearly 2 months after the deadly shooting which occurred at the Party Venue In Greenville, & The shooter is still at large.

A large gathering of up to 750 people or more attended a party at the Party Venue off Highway 380 on the night of October 27, 2019. Several of the attendees were students of the Texas A&M-Commerce School. What was suppose to be a costume/homecoming party tuned into a night of terror for all there.

Somewhere around Midnight, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office received a call about cars being parked along the side of Highway 380 in an unsafe manor. Caller stated the vehicles were parking on the shoulder of the road with party goers walking in the lanes of travel, almost getting hit by passing cars. Hunt County sends an officer to check out the situation. Upon officers arrival he announces over the radio he needs AMR to respond as someone had been shot at the party. Hunt County EMS along with Caddo Mills Fire & Greenville Fire units are the first to respond, including backup for the officer.

As the officer that was already on scene provides help for the wounded, he calls in over the radio that he believes more victims are possibly down inside the Venue. While the officer calls this out over the police radio, you can hear screaming from terrified party goers as they scramble to get away from the shooting. As more officers arrive on scene they request more ambulances for other victims, eventually organizing a triage for victims to be treated until transported to the hospital.

Several agencies we called in to assist including the FBI. Investigators canvased the area thru the early morning looking for evidence that the shooter may have left behind. The Hunt County Sheriffs Office eventually gave a press release asking for assistance from the party goers, asking if anyone seen anything, that may be helpful to their investigation to speak up. The Sheriffs office received little to no help from the few tips that were turned in.

A tip turned into the Hunt County Sheriffs Office led detectives to Brandon Gonzalez as the possible shooter. Gonzalez was located and booked into the Hunt County Detention Center on 2 counts of capital murder. After a few days in jail, Gonzalez was released for lack of evidence, and lack of cooperation from the witness that came forward.

Gonzalez had several supporters saying he wasn’t the shooter. Supporters even held a march which started at the Hunt County Detention Center, leading thru the downtown streets of Greenville Ending back at the Hunt County Jail. When Gonzalez was released he was greeted by family and the media, with little to say about the shooting, only that he was innocent and was glad to be out of jail. Since his release Gonzalez has filled a wrongful arrest suit against the County.

Since Gonzalez was released, there has been nothing spoken of this case. Many of the Hunt County Residents are on edge, due to the fact there is still a shooter on the loose. We get many messages a week asking on the status of this shooting. As of December 18, 2019 we here at HCTR know as much as the community does. We pray daily that someone speaks up to help officers make an arrest before this heartless killer strikes again. Continue to pray for the victims who lost their lives that night, and pray that justice is served

If you were present at the Party Venue or have any information regarding this case, please contact the Hunt County Sherriff’s Office at 903-408-6800, or to remain anonymous you may contact Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929.

#Breaking Gunman opens fire on police in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey — A Jersey City police officer was injured when at least one gunman opened fire in a cemetery and then fled into a bodega, where he continued firing at officers and possibly others Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say the initial shooting happened at Bay View Cemetery, with the officer wounded in the shoulder.

At least one suspect then fled to the bodega on Martin Luther King Drive, where that person was firing at responding officers.

Police retreated and took up defensive positions.

The wounded officer was taken to Jersey City Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

The situation is active and ongoing, and Martin Luther King Drive is closed in both directions.

Police were searching the cemetery for evidence and have recovered the officer’s vehicle and radio there.

Several schools in the area were placed on lockdown.

We will update as we learn more information on this developing story.

Latest Update On The Cold Weather Headed Our Way

A strong cold front will slowly sweep through the East and South on Tuesday and Wednesday. Behind this front, a zone of light snow may develop and fall from north Texas to the Northeast. Some accumulations are expected, more possible in the Eastern area. This may be the first snowfall of the season for many!

We will continue to monitor the radars and new weather models and update with the latest cold weather headed this way.

Hunt County Units Responded To A Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Early Sunday Morning

Around 6:19 this morning HCEMS, GPD and GFD responded to the area on 69 and 380 for a reported Auto vs PED. Once on scene units found 1 person on the ground. GPD requested HCEMS over the radio to have a helicopter on standby.

HCEMS supervisor arrived on scene and requested a helicopter seconds of making scene. AirEvac 67 declined due to weather, PHI med 2 also declined to weather. Carflite 4 was launched to the scene. PT was eventually transported by ground ambulances due to CPR in progress

The area was worked by first responders for a long period of time for an investigation. At this time we don’t have a condition of the PT. We will put in a request to GPD PIO.

Greenville Fire Units Responding To Cytec For A Possible Fire

*Greenville Fire Units are enroute to Jackson St @ Cytec for a caller who states there is smoke coming from the building and they believe it to be hazmat material that is burning

*No flames showing at this time

*Units will be on scene investigating at this time 01:29

*The hazard is under control at this time. Units will remain on scene 02:21

Afternoon Wreck Involving Cement Truck Closes One Lane Of Highway 380

On 6/5/2019 HCEMS, Greenville Fire & Caddo Mills Rescue responded to the area of Highway 380 about 2 miles outside of Greenville.

Upon arrival units found a cement truck vs a box truck blocking the highway. The road was shutdown for a short time while first responders cleared the roadway. Greenville Police Department along with DPS worked the accident. Hunt County EMS did transport patient(s) to the hospital. Unknown on how many, or their conditions at this time.

We will update with any new information.

#Breaking Possible Drowning In The Campbell Area

UPDATE: Subject was found and pulled from the water. Hunt County EMS has started CPR and is enroute to the Hospital. The area still does have a presence of First Reponders. Please do not go into the area until it is all clear.

As of 5:38 P.M Hunt County Sheriffs Office along with DPS, Hunt County EMS, Cash Rescue & Campbell Fire units are on scene of a possible Drowning off of I-30 near mile marker 99.

As of now we know Hunt County units were dispatched to a residence off of I-30, on the South side of the highway. for a caller who advised a subject went under water and never resurfaced. Cash Fire does have their water rescue team searching the water at this time, being assisted by Campbell Fire & Hunt County EMS. Avoid this area, service road at this time is down to one lane.

We will continue to update as we learn more.

Afternoon Motor Vehicle Accident I-30 Eastbound Service Road In Front Of Lone Star Pawn

Hunt County EMS along with Greenville Fire & P.D responded to a single vehicle accident on I-30 this afternoon. Units arrived on scene to find that A pickup truck had slid off the road into the center median ditch between the highway and service road. All occupants were out of the vehicle, and their were no injuries.

This was on the service rd near Lone Star Pawn @ I-30 traffic was not affected during this accident.

Single Vehicle Accident On Hwy 50 Outside Of Commerce Sends Two People To The Hospital

Hunt County EMS along with Commerce & Ladonia Fire units were dispatched to Hwy 50 near the Fannin County line this afternoon, for a major single vehicle accident, that sent two occupants of the vehicle to the hospital.

Units arrived on scene reporting a single vehicle with major damage. After checking out the scene, two patients were found to have been inside the vehicle that needed medical attention, one in critical condition, as called out over the radio. Hunt County EMS responded with 2 units eventually both units transporting Priority one to the hospital.

DPS arrived on scene to conduct their accident report, eventually calling the wrecker to remove the vehicle from the ditch. Ladonia Fire units cleared up, opening up both lanes of Hwy 50.

At this time it is unknown how many occupants were inside the vehicle, or how this accident occurred. No names have been released

Family Violence Call Leads To Murder Chargers #Breaking

On May 7 th , 2019 at approximately 5:45 p.m. the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a disturbance involving shots fired in the 1200 block of Deer Lane in Quinlan Texas. Deputies were initially advised the caller stated that she had been assaulted by a family member and the 911 call was disconnected. A second 911 call came in from a second person who stated that one person had been shot. Initially, responding deputies were
not clear on whether the suspect had shot himself or another family member. Multiple law enforcement officers arrived on scene and located several people at the location one of which had been shot. It was determined that the suspect was still on scene and was subsequently detained for investigative purposes.

Deputies immediately began life saving measures on the victim which included the use of an Automated External Defibrillator until American Medical Response made scene. Sadly, the efforts were unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene and as a result of the investigation Clifton Crabtree, 24, from Quinlan Texas was taken into custody on one count of Murder and was transported to the Hunt County Detention Center. Justice of the Peace Wayne Money at arraignment issued a $1,000,000.00 Cash or Surety Bond.

Sheriff Randy Meeks stated “This was a horrible and violent crime and my thoughts and prayers are with the family. I want to commend all the officers and paramedics for all their efforts to try and save the victim”.

Sheriff Randy Meeks

Manhunt Ends After Officers Are Unable To Locate Pursuit Suspect

A pursuit which started in Lone Oak, ends on FM 513 S with suspect bailing out of vehicle, and hitting the woods.

Around 7:00pm on 5/07/2019 Lone Oak officer 702 called into dispatch that he was in a pursuit. 702 advised he was Southbound on FM 513 S headed towards the Tawakoni area in pursuit of a vehicle with speeds reaching up to 100 MPH. Several other Hunt County officers shot that direction to backup officer.

Lone Oak officer 702 advised around the cross street of White Rock Dr, off of Fm 513 S, that the vehicle had slowed down to speeds of 35 MPH. The officer stated the subject had stopped the vehicle in the mentioned area above, and took off on foot into the treeline.

Several other Hunt County officers made scene to help search for the suspect. The tracking dog from Raines County was called in to assist. Officers searched the area for nearly 30 minutes, when local Mr D’s helicopter service joined in on the search via air helicopter.

Despite all of the officers searching, along with helicopter assistance, authorities were unable to locate the subject that ran from the vehicle. The officers over the scanner, stated subject possibly had a ride pick him up in a pickup truck, as dispatch received a call of a vehicle driving erratic in the area. The vehicle that suspect ran from was registered locally, so officers will have no problem catching this criminal.

The public is in no danger from this incident, officers do believe suspect left the area. We will give a more detailed update once Lone Oak releases a statement on what occurred.

8-Year-Old Child Airlifted To Dallas Area Hospital On Sunday After Being Hit By Vehicle

Just after 3:00pm on Sunday, Several agencies responded to the area of Flamingo Rd for reports of A vehicle Vs pedestrian call.

Hunt County EMS, Greenville Fire & P.D units were dispatched to the 6700 block of Flamingo Rd, for a caller reporting a 8 year old child being ran over by a car, after child ran into the road. Units made scene advising the parents transported the child to Hunt Regional Medical Center before emergency response made scene. The child was later airlifted to A Dallas area hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was on scene when officers arrived. Greenville P.D does not believe speed or inattention was a factor. The driver was also transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center.

At this time, this is an ongoing investigation and we have no more details. Once we learn more we will update.