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Police release suspect description

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Staff report

Denton police released a description Saturday morning of the suspect they believe shot a man in the 600 block of Cordell Street Thursday night.

The suspect, police say, is a Hispanic male, approximately 18 to 20 years of age, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-11 or medium height, thin but toned in build, short possibly buzzed dark hair and clean shaven.

He was last seen wearing a “snap back” flat-billed ball cap that is black on top with a logo and a blue bill, baby blue tank top shirt, black shorts and black shoes, officials said.

According to reports, officers were dispatched to to a shooting at 10:42 p.m. Thursday night. Upon arriving on the scene, officers observed Jose Sanchez, a 47-year-old father, was conscious and breathing with a gun shot wound to his head.

Police said Friday that his daughter had answered the front door of their home to a man who said his car was broken down. When she left to get her father, he was shot when approaching the door.

Officers were informed the suspect of the shooting had fled the area on foot, police reports show.

Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for the department, said Sanchez was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital and his condition is unknown.

He said an investigation is continuing.