Paris police turn Sunday fatal shooting over to a grand jury, Two weekend car accidents send two to hospital by care-flight
Police questioned Thomas R. “Randy” Bunch, 60, of 2840 Willow Bend, who told officers he shot Jones. A disturbance involving Bunch’s daughter led to the shooting, Bunch told officers.
Curtis Garrett, the police department’s public information officer, said the case remains under investigation but that Bunch was released after questioning and the case would be presented to a grand jury.
Over the weekend, 18 people were arrested in Paris – 12 for Class C misdemeanors, 3 for theft, 2 for assault family violence, 3 for warrants, and 1 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Officers responded to 120 calls for service on Friday, 90 calls on Saturday, and 76 calls on Sunday.
Shawn Henry Simon, 35, of 319 Seventh St. SW Paris was arrested when officers responded to a call in the 300 block of Seventh Street SW.
Officers were told that Simon had hit the 39-year-old man in the head with a baseball bat. An ambulance took the man to PRMC-South, but the man refused treatment later and checked himself out of the hospital, police said.
Police investigated two separate single vehicle accidents resulting in serious injuries.
One accident was in the 1300 block of 26th NE, in which Ladarius Gunn, 22, reportedly lost control of his motorcycle and struck a mailbox. here the driver of a motorcycle lost control and struck mailbox. He was transported by Air-Evac to Plano Medical Center.
The second accident occurred at the intersection of Airport Road and U.S. 271 when Roger Eric Kunkle, 29, of Paris was ejected from his vehicle after his vehicle failed to negotiate a turn onto U.S. 271.
The vehicle went through a barbed wire fence and overturned, and Kunkle was ejected. He was transported by ETMC-Air One to East Texas Memorial hospital in Tyler.