Person Shot & Killed In Home, Suspect On The Loose

Some Wichita Falls residents are shaken up after their quiet morning turned deadly.

Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning Wichita Falls police rushed to a home on Woods St. and began searching for a killer.

"An unknown male suspect possibly wearing a hoodie made forced entry into that residence and shot 35-year-old David Mays," said Jeff Hughes, a public information officer for the Wichita Falls Police Department.

A motive for the killing is still unknown but police do know that he suspect is about 6 feet tall and left the house in an older model, 4 door vehicle of dark color. When police arrived at the home of David Mays he was already dead and neighbors have no idea why this could've happened.

"Yeah, shocked because it's like just a couple of houses down and you know, just being in this neighborhood for 8 years and knowing the people with the kids coming and playing with my two little nephews and the little guy next door," said Barbara Humphrey, a neighbor of the victim.

Police won't confirm if anybody was inside the home with Mays at the time he got shot but Humphrey says he had four kids and a wife who was involved in church.

"Oh he was nice, he was really nice. Quiet, you know, played with his kids, he was a family man. Basically he just stayed to himself," said Humphrey.

Police say neighbors shouldn't feel worried about their safety because it appears to be a targeted incident but Humphrey says the neighborhood won't be the same after this tragedy.

"We didn't have that problem to worry about you know, people breaking in. Now something like this is going to put you on guard now for real," said the neighbor.

This homicide is still under investigation so police are asking anyone with information to call the Police Department at 761-7792.

You can also call Crime Stoppers. That number is 322-9888. You never have to give your name when you call Crime Stoppers and you could even receive up to one thousand dollars if your tip leads to an arrest.

Tanya De Jesus, Newschannel 6