21-year-old arrested after shooting at Texas A&M Commerce leaves two women dead

Posted at 5:04 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 18:18:48-05

COMMERCE, TX — A 21-year-old man was arrested after a shooting at the Texas A&M Commerce campus left two women dead.

TAMUC Police said 21-year-old Jacque Dshawn Smith was arrested for capital murder. He is not a student at A&M Commerce. He is believed to be the ex-boyfriend of Abbaney Matts, one of the women who was killed.

The suspect is 21-year-old Jacques Dshawn Smith. Smith is not a student at A&M-Commerce. He is believed to be the

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Police say an arrest warrant was obtained through the use of surveillance and witness tips.

Around 10:17 a.m. on Monday, university police received a call around 10:17 a.m. from a student who lives at Pride Rock residence hall.

When they arrived, they found two adult females dead.

The third person, a small child, was taken to the hospital for treatment but is in stable condition.

The victims were identified as 19-year-old Deja Matts. She was a freshman at A&M-Commerce and was pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Healt, according to the University Police Department. She was from Garland, Texas.

The second victim is 20-year-old Abbaney Matts, sister of Deja. Abbaney was not an enrolled student at A&M-Commerce.