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Published on May 24, 2024
Frisco Police Nab Two Suspects from Louisiana for Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery in 2023 Walmart ShootingSource: City of Frisco

Two suspects have been cuffed in a cold-blooded shooting that rocked Frisco, Texas, last year, with one dead and another injured near a local Walmart, the Frisco Police Department has declared. The accused, 42-year-old Jhirrell Harris and 37-year-old Stephanie Gayden, both hailing from Monroe, Louisiana, face grave charges including capital murder and aggravated robbery in connection with the fatal incident that occurred on November 15, 2023.

Following leads aided by public tips, Frisco detectives pinpointed the duo, Harris already behind bars in Ouachita County Jail on unrelated charges, and Gayden detained with a hefty $1,000,000 bond in Collin County, according to the City of Frisco. The arrests were the culmination of a persistent probe that spanned months, with detectives embarking on a trip to Louisiana to slap Harris with three warrants, said Assistant Chief Darren Stevens in the publicized update.

"The random acts of violence by Harris and Gayden are unfathomable tragedies that have affected the Doan and Lowe families in ways that cannot be reversed", Stevens emphasized, acknowledging the sterling investigative work alongside a nod to the forensic support provided by Texas DPS and ATF labs. An anonymous tip delivered via Tip411 not only zeroed in on the detective's efforts but accelerated the identification process of the involved subjects, underlining the crucial role citizens play in aiding law enforcement.

The original incident which summoned officers to the Walmart on Preston Road and Hickory Street left one Zachary Lowe, 20, wounded and 62-year-old Dung Doan dead, his life cruelly snatched in a seemingly arbitrary act of violence; the investigation continues as detectives scour for more information and urge anyone who can contribute insights to step forward and contact them through various channels, including anonymous texts to Tip411, because while incidents like these are rare for the community—they serve as a stark reminder that the specter of crime can emerge anywhere, anytime, according to the City of Frisco.

Residents are urged to stay vigilant, trust their gut feelings about suspicious activities, and remember to report anything out of the ordinary; these guidelines help to keep the community a step ahead of those who lurk in the shadows, waiting for an opportunity to pounce.