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UPDATED: Texas A&M University-Commerce Shooting Suspect Arrested




A suspect has been arrested on the charge of capital murder in connection with the shootings that occurred on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce this week.



The suspect is 21-year-old Jacques Dshawn Smith. Smith is not a student at A&M-Commerce. He is believed to be the ex-boyfriend of Abbaney Matts, one of the deceased individuals.

An arrest warrant was obtained through the use of surveillance and witness tips.

Today at about 3.15 p.m. the Rowlett Police Department SWAT Team assisted Texas DPS and the Texas Rangers in executing a search and arrest for Smith at his residence located in the 8300 block of Luna Dr. in Rowlett. Which is when Jacques Smith was taken into custody.

According to CBS 11, “Smith was arrested last week for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident in which he threw a TV at Deja. But was released on a $15,000 bond despite having violated his probation.”

A&M-Commerce University Police Department led the investigation with the help of the Texas Rangers, FBI, DPS, ATF, Mesquite Police Department, Commerce Police Department, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office and Hunt County Homeland Security.


Deja Matts, 19, Abbaney Matts, 20


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