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Texas A&M University-Commerce president Mark Rudin shared a message with faculty and staff on Wednesday aimed at sharing the campus' Safety Action Plan as well as providing some insight into the process surrouding decisions to share certain information.

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. 

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The Texas A&M University-Commerce Police Department has confirmed the identities of the two deceased. The first victim is 19-year-old Deja Matts. Deja was a freshman at A&M-Commerce and was pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. She was from Garland, Texas. The second victim is 20-year-old Abbaney Matts, sister of Deja. Abbaney was not an enrolled student at A&M-Commerce.

The third victim, two-year-old son of Abbaney Matts, was treated and released to the care of family members.