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Posted on: January 12, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Homicide Investigation Ongoing

Denton Police Department Media Release

Homicide Investigation Ongoing


DENTON, TX, Jan. 12, 2023 — A homicide investigation is ongoing after a male gunshot victim was pronounced deceased at a local hospital late last night.


At 10:18 p.m. Wednesday night, Jan. 11, officers were dispatched to a shots heard call at an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Eagle Drive. The caller reported hearing what sounded like multiple gunshots. 


Officers searched the area and located an apartment door that was slightly ajar. Officers called out to any potential occupants and heard someone inside asking for help. They then entered the apartment and located a male victim who sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The officers began life-saving measures and requested a response from Denton Fire Department EMS. 


The male was conscious and speaking when officers first contacted him but was no longer speaking when DFD arrived to transport him to a local hospital. The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital at 11:57 p.m., and was identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as 43-year-old Cory Johnson. His death has been ruled a homicide. 


As of Thursday morning, the investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made. If you know anything about this incident that may be relevant to investigators, we ask that you please call Detective Tommy Potts at 940-349-8144. Or, you may provide an anonymous tip to Denton County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-388-TIPS.



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