December 17, 2014 4:30 pm -

A man is in custody after a meteorologist working for KCEN was shot multiple times in the parking lot of the station Wednesday morning.

[su_center_ad]According to D.L. Wilson with DPS, the suspect exchanged words with Patrick Crawford, a morning show meteorologist, before he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired several times.

Crawford managed to drive away and flag down a construction worker who called for help, according to KCEN.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30-35 years old, who was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and dark jeans. Wilson also said he has a receding hairline.

It’s unknown at this time if the man in custody is the alleged shooter.

Crawford was taken to a local hospital where he was undergoing surgery late Wednesday morning, Wilson said.

Again, we’re not sure if the shooter is the same person suspected of shooting Crawford.

KXXV reports:

He has a semi-automatic handgun. The relationship between the shooter and Crawford is unknown at this time.

The shooter and considered to be armed and dangerous. A perimeter is being set up by DPS, the Falls County Sheriff’s Office, and local police. Helicopters and tracking dogs have been called to help search for the suspect. DPS is telling residents to stay inside and lock their door as they search for him.

Authorities have surrounded a house that they believe the suspect is in on Hudson Ln.

Bruceville-Eddy ISD schools have been put on lockdown as a precaution. KCEN was also put on lockdown as police investigated.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

14 responses to Man Opens Fire On Texas Meteorologist In Station’s Parking Lot

  1. mea_mark December 17th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Why would somebody want to hurt my morning weatherman? Come on Texas, WTF, he’s a meteorologist. If you don’t like the weather, don’t take it out my morning weatherman, please. Just it give it some time. The weather changes eventually.

    • rg9rts December 18th, 2014 at 11:00 am

      I’ll bet he was taking someones temp…

  2. allison1050 December 17th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    White 30-35 y/o male in Texas s with those let everybody have a gun law.

    • mea_mark December 17th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      With a black hoodie, it makes him sound like a white open carry thug or something. It did happen near Temple, Texas, one of those hot beds of open carry activists. I think CJ Grisham is from around there …

      • whatthe46 December 17th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

        with a black hoodie… and trayvon didn’t even have a gun. just sayin’

        • allison1050 December 18th, 2014 at 3:18 am

          But the hoodie automatically made Travon a thug except he was carrying a Arizona Tea and Skittles…Bang!

          • rg9rts December 18th, 2014 at 10:59 am

            Sugar rush

    • tracey marie December 17th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      wearing a hoodie, what a thug

  3. tiredoftea December 17th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Gee, dude, they only report the weather!

  4. Jake December 17th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Maybe he was just shootin’ the breeze.

  5. Dwendt44 December 17th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Those climate change deniers are now denying the weather too!!!

  6. Jimmy Cahill December 18th, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Well maybe if he got the weather right once in a while people would not be shooting at him…

  7. rg9rts December 18th, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Ay bets he was foolin around??