Denton Police Department detectives have apprehended two individuals in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.
On October 15, at 2:37 a.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting in the parking lot of Fred Moore High School, situated in the 800 block of Cross Timber Street. Upon arrival, they discovered two adults with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to local hospitals, but , one of them, identified as 30-year-old Edron Slaughter by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office, succumbed to his injuries. The second victim, a 26-year-old male, remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Through their investigation, detectives ascertained that several individuals were involved in the events leading up to the shooting. It is believed that a verbal altercation preceded the incident, during which the 26-year-old male allegedly produced a firearm and shot Edron Slaughter. Evidence collected at the scene suggests that at least two additional individuals fired weapons during the altercation.
Two suspects involved in the shooting have been identified as 22-year-old Daviune Hardy and 38-year-old Robert Coffey. Both are believed to have shot the 26-year-old, causing him life-threatening injuries.
On Wednesday, October 18, a local judge issued arrest warrants for Hardy and Coffey on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Law enforcement authorities successfully located and took both suspects into custody on the evening of Thursday, October 19.
Currently, investigators are exploring the possibility of additional individuals who may have discharged firearms during the incident. The 26-year-old alleged shooter, who took Edron Slaughter's life, remains hospitalized in critical condition.
If you believe you have additional information about this shooting, please call Detective Chris Curtis at 940-349-7994. You can always call Denton County Crime Stoppers to anonymously report a tip: 1-800-388-TIPS (8477).