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WFPD identifies victim, suspect in Scotland Park shooting

Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 9:20 AM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The Wichita Falls Police Department has identified both the suspect and victim in a shooting that took place at Scotland Park on Tuesday.

The victim was identified as 28-year-old Paul Matthew Day of Orange Grove, Texas, and the suspect was identified as 39-year-old Jason Christopher Myers of Wichita Falls.

Police responded to an assault call around 8:40 a.m. at Scotland Park. Upon arrival, officers reportedly found Day deceased in the 300 block of Louis Esquibel Avenue. Myers was still on scene and was detained by officers.

During an interview with police, Myers allegedly admitted to shooting Day during a physical altercation between the two. WFPD officials said evidence at the scene and Myer’s statement did not support a claim of self-defense, and Myers has been charged with murder.

The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Jason Christopher Myers of Wichita Falls.
The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Jason Christopher Myers of Wichita Falls.(Wichita County Jail)

WFPD officials said this is the seventh murder investigation in Wichita Falls for 2022.

According to a release from Chartwells and the WFISD, Scotland Park Elementary School hosts summer breakfast until 8:30 a.m. each morning. A day camp is also held at the school gym, which starts at 7:30 a.m.

The summer camp at Scotland Elementary went into lockdown after calling police to report the shooting, according to public information officer Chris Horgen with the City of Wichita Falls. The City operates the summer camp at the school.

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Posted by News Channel 6 KAUZ on Tuesday, June 21, 2022

CORRECTION: A previous version of the story said, “Police at the scene said the school and camp did not go into lockdown.” City officials have since confirmed the camp did go into lockdown.

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