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Teacher murdered in Greenville UPDATED


By Kevin Jefferies

Greenville – A Caddo Mills high school teacher has been murdered in Greenville. The Caddo Mills ISD confirms that Stella Brown was the victim of a shooting in Greenville last night, gunned down by her ex-husband while her two children were in the car.

At 10:21pm Wednesday night, Greenville Police responded to a call on Sayle Street from Brown that she was being followed by her ex-husband, Micah Crofford Brown, and feared for her life. Police located two vehicles along Sayle Street and immediately upon arrival, officers witnessed a shot fired from one vehicle. That vehicle then fled.

The officer called in the vehicle's description, then attempted to aid Brown. A DPS helicopter responded to assist with the search.

Stella Brown was transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. Brown's children, ages two and three, were in the backseat of the car when their mother was shot. They are in custody of family members.
At 3am, the Hunt County Sheriff's Dept. received a call about a suspicious male on 69 North, a few miles outside Greenville. The DPS helicopter located an abandoned vehicle in the same area and confirmed it matched the description of the shooter's vehicle.

Several area police departments responded to assist in the search for the shooter. At 7:01am this morning, official's received another call of a man with a gun along 69 North. Officers responded and the Greenville Police Department Tactical team took the 32 year old Micah Crofford Brown into custody.
Grief counseling is being arranged from employees of the Caddo Mills ISD.
A candlelight vigil for Stella Brown has been scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday on the parking lot of Caddo Mills High School.

UPDATE: Police report that Micah Crofford Brown has confessed to the shooting. He is expected to be formally charged sometime tomorrow morning.