Police: 4 men shot dead at home in NE Texas

Published on NewsOK Modified: October 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm •  Published: October 10, 2013
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PARIS, Texas (AP) — Emergency personnel responding to a 911 call found four men who had been shot to death at a house in northeast Texas, police said Thursday.

The four victims were found in a front room of the Paris home, each with gunshot wounds, police Chief Bob Hundley Jr., said. Investigators have ruled out murder-suicide and characterized the killings as a quadruple homicide, Hundley said in a statement.

"I've been a police officer here for 39 years. I can't recall any multiple homicides like this that we've had here in Paris," Hundley said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

Autopsies have been ordered, Hundley said. He identified three of the dead as men from Paris: Romello Dewain Steward, 18; Devante Larry Atkins, 21; and Brijonne Rashad Woods, 24. The other victim was Billy Charles Carey, 32, of Garland.

One of the three Paris residents lived at the home, said police Capt. Danny Huff.

A woman called 911 shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to report "someone bleeding," Hundley said. Police have not identified any witnesses to the slayings.