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Blotter: Police release description of shooting suspect

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

The suspect, police said, is a Hispanic male, approximately 18 to 20 years of age, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-11, thin but toned in build, with short, dark hair, possibly buzzed, and was 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 a shooting at 10:42 p.m. Thursday. Upon arriving on the scene, officers observed Jose Sanchez, 47, was conscious and breathing with a gunshot wound to his head.

Police said Friday that Sanchez’s 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 that 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.

Other reports

500 block Oakland Street — Denton police responded to criminal mischief at an area library Friday morning.

According to reports, someone alleged that an unknown person threw a rock through the 8-foot by 3-foot window on the east side of the building overnight.

1200 block of Dallas Drive — Police responded to an alleged domestic disturbance Friday evening.

The victim, a 22-year-old female, reported to police that her boyfriend grabbed her by the hair, threw her against the wall and choked her.

Police said when she tried to leave their apartment, the boyfriend locked the door and restrained her, not allowing her to call 911. The boyfriend, police said, had fled the scene prior to their arrival. No arrests have been made.



From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday:

- Sixty-one people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

- Denton police posted 28 reports online.

From Sunday, May 26 through Thursday:

University of North Texas police made two felony warrant arrests, responded to two medical calls, issued two citations for driving while license invalid, handled two minor vehicle crashes, issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, responded to one criminal mischief call, one disorderly conduct call, and made two public intoxication arrests.

From Sunday, May 26 through Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 48 calls for service, made seven reports, one escort, 13 parking violations, 15 moving violations and two arrests.

— Megan Gray