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Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Suspect in Texas School Shooting

Timothy George Simpkins

Timothy George Simpkins.

Officers said four people got hurt in a school shooting on Wednesday, and they arrested a young man as the suspect. Arlington, Texas, cops identified him as Timothy George Simpkins, 18.

Cops initially said Simpkins could be driving a 2018 silver Dodge Charger with the license plate PFY-6260.

They followed up with an update saying he was arrested.

Assistant Chief Kevin Kolbye, of the Mansfield Police Department, told reporters in a press conference Wednesday that officers got a call at 9:15 a.m. local time regarding a shooting on the second floor of Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas.

There were other calls. Officers found four victims. One of them received minor injuries and refused treatment, but three had to be taken to a hospital. Simpkins was described as a person of interest.

The police account right now is that a student and another person had a fight. A gun was used, Kolbye said. This was not a random act of violence. The suspect is a student, he said. Three of the victims are students, and the fourth is an older person that may be a teacher. Police say they believe there was only one suspect.

“We need to bring this to a safe resolution and that’s what our goal is,” said Mansfield Police Chief Tracy Aaron.

Update – 2:55 p.m.: Police announced Simpkins was arrested.

[Image via Arlington Police Department]

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