MEXIA, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The victim in the recent Mexia hotel shooting has been identified as 47-year-old Todd Brandon Turner.
An arrest has been made on involved suspect, 19-year-old Jaqualynn My’Kheil McDonald. He has been charged with Felon in Possession of Firearm.
City Manager Eric B. Garretty tells FOX 44 News that at approximately 1:10 a.m. Thursday, Mexia Police Department officers responded to a call of “shots fired” at 1314 East Milam Street. When officers arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound dead. They immediately secured the area as a crime scene.
Garretty says Mexia PD immediately opened an investigation. Law enforcement officials have identified several individuals with direct knowledge of the incident. Multiple law enforcement agencies are actively seeking them for questioning.
Mexia Police Chief Brian Bell noted that, “We have a very talented and capable investigative team looking into this this incident, and we are confident that we will be able to locate persons who have knowledge of what happened here in the early hours of Thursday morning.”
The Office of the City Manager announced Thursday night that one man has been arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon – a third-degree felony. The deceased man discovered at the scene has been identified, and was transported by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home to The Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for an autopsy. The identities of the deceased and the suspect will be released pending further investigation by the Mexia Police Department.
The City of Mexia Police Department has been assisted in this case by the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Highway Patrol, the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Department Game Wardens, the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Division and the Groesbeck Police Department.
This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division of the Mexia Police Department at 254-562-4150, the Limestone County Crimestoppers Hotline at 254-729-8477 or at crimestoppersusa.org.