DENTON Shooting — The police in Denton are currently conducting an investigation into a homicide that occurred when a man was shot on Wednesday night and later passed away at a nearby hospital. Cory Dante Johnson, 43 years old, was determined to have been the victim of the gunshot by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. At approximately 10:18 p.m., police officers were summoned to an apartment complex situated at 1003 Eagle Drive #115 in response to a call reporting that shots had been heard there. The caller reported hearing multiple gunshots during their conversation.
Police the scene
When the police arrived, they immediately began searching the neighborhood and located a door to an apartment that was cracked open slightly. The police made a public check to see if anyone was inside and heard a plea for assistance during their search. As soon as the cops entered the flat, they discovered a man inside who they later determined to be Johnson. Johnson was suffering from several gunshot wounds. They immediately began performing CPR and requested that emergency medical services from the Denton Fire Department attend to the location.
Johnson was pronounced dead in the hospital
After the police had cleared the scene, they discovered that Johnson was the only person who had been in the flat. In addition to this, it was established that he was the person who had been living in that flat. When the police first made contact with Johnson, he was conscious and able to communicate, but by the time the fire crew arrived, he had lost his ability to verbally respond.
At 11:57 p.m., he was pronounced dead at the Medical City Denton hospital, where he was taken after suffering a medical emergency.
Investigation still ongoing
After an investigation, it was determined that he had been murdered. As of the beginning of the day on Thursday, the police had not yet made any arrests in connection with the shooting. Det. Tommy Potts can be reached at 940-349-8144 if you have any pertinent information, or you can give an anonymous tip to the Denton County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-388-TIPS. The police have asked anyone who may have this information to get in touch with him.
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