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TAMUC Shooting Suspect Under Arrest

Feb 4, 2020

According to a message from the Texas A&M University-Commerce Police Department, 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, police say. 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. 

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.