Gunman Who Shot Burglars Could Face Criminal Charges
The shooting happened in Dallas, the manhunt in Highland Park. Now both shooting victims are facing criminal charges, and the gunman could, too.
The victims, Crystal French, 32, and Devyn Flowers, 30, are suspects in a string of vehicle burglaries near North Central Expressway, Dallas police said.
The pair came to the attention of Highland Park Department of Public Safety officers around 8 p.m. Aug. 14, when Flowers dropped French off at the Shops of Highland Park on Oak Lawn Avenue and urged a bystander to get her treatment for a gunshot wound to the arm.
Flowers drove away in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup, which was abandoned after wrecking into another vehicle near Preston Road and Beverly Drive, police said. The driver of the other vehicle was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Dallas, Highland Park, University Park and SMU police responded, and Flowers was apprehended near Livingston Drive.
“Last night’s incident serves as a good example of multi-agency response, investigation, and apprehension,” said Lt. Lance Koppa, of the Highland Park DPS.
Flowers, after treatment for his injuries, was booked into jail. French’s condition was not released.
According to the Dallas Police Department, a commissioned security guard in the 4000 block of N. Central Expressway, took credit for shooting the suspected burglars. The caller, whose name was not provided, said he saw them break in and take property from his vehicle, and then he fired on them as they drove at him in an attempt to hit him, according to dpdbeat.com.
French and Flowers have been charged with aggravated robbery, police said. Highland Park DPS is pursuing a fail to stop and render aid with bodily injury charge against Flowers. Detectives plan to refer two aggravated assault reports against the caller to the Dallas County Grand Jury.