Lewisville police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead at a food supply warehouse last week.
The shooting occurred Wednesday night, May 17, at about 10:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Trinity Drive at the Sysco warehouse, according to a tweet written by the Lewisville Police Department (LPD).
“One person was shot and he has been taken to the hospital. The suspect is in custody and there is no threat to the community,” LPD wrote.
When police arrived at the scene, they found a man lying on the ground unresponsive. He had been shot multiple times in the chest area, according to police.
Officers identified the victim as 36-year-old Dominic Carroll. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police also identified the suspect, 35-year-old Lonnie Russell.
Carroll and Russell knew each other, police said.
After the shooting, Russell fled the scene but was swiftly apprehended by officers in the nearby town of The Colony. Police took Russel to jail on a murder charge, where his bond sits at $250,000.
Violent crime has been a serious issue in North Texas in recent years, but especially in Dallas, where residents endured a roughly 24% increase in murders year to date through May 1, according to a report by the Dallas Police Department.
Workplace shootings are relatively common. According to data released in November 2022 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 392 workplace homicides in 2020.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics listed five occupations that saw the most workplace homicides:
- Sales and related
- Transportation and material moving
- Construction and extraction
Sales made up 23.5% of all workplace homicides in 2020, according to the Bureau.
The deadliest workplace shooting in U.S. history occurred in Edmond, Oklahoma, in 1986 at a post office, where a shooter killed 15 people and wounded six others. The incident spurred the phrase “going postal.”