Man Wanted for Allegedly Shooting Girlfriend Captured in New Jersey

Prosper Police Unit | Image by City of Prosper

After allegedly shooting his girlfriend several times on Wednesday morning, a 56-year-old man was wanted by Prosper police until it was announced Friday afternoon that he had been captured in New Jersey.

The alleged shooter, Dwayne Kevin Sharlow, was the sole suspect in the incident, which occurred around 8:25 a.m. in the 5500 block of Crestwood Drive, near FM 1385 and East University Drive, in Prosper.

Police responded to a shooting call and found the victim inside her vehicle in the driveway of her home. The woman survived the attack but was hospitalized in an unknown condition.

“The thoughts and prayers of this community are with the victim and her family as she recovers in a nearby hospital,” Prosper police said in a news release.

After investigating the shooting, police determined that Sharlow was the only suspect, but he was nowhere to be found. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He was taken into custody Friday without incident by police in Bergen County, New Jersey.

According to police, Sharlow had rented a car before committing the crime. He then fled to New York City. The Prosper Police Department worked with several agencies to track down and capture Sharlow, including the Bergen County New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force Interdiction Unit, Texas Rangers, the port authority of New York, and the New Jersey and New York Police Departments.

Before 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Sharlow was arrested on I-95 North, on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge. He was being held in the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey, awaiting extradition.

More than 4,000 gun-related deaths occurred in Texas in 2020, which is very near the number of motor vehicle traffic fatalities in Texas the same year (3,896). According to Texas Gun Sense, women in Texas are 24% more likely to be murdered with a gun than women in other states.

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