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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Oct. 24, 2023 – The Denton Police Department continues to investigate a shooting that left a person dead Monday night.

At 9:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of E. McKinney Street. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim with gunshot wounds in the parking lot. Officers attempted life-saving measures on him until paramedics arrived. The male suspect, who remained on scene, was detained and is cooperating with the investigation.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as 23-year-old Daniel Ryan of Denton.

At this time, detectives do not believe the victim and suspect knew each other.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident or the events leading up to the shooting is asked to call Detective David Bearden at (940) 349-7986. To anonymously report a tip, please call Denton County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-388-TIPS (8477).


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