Forney, Texas – Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found dead inside their Fourney home.
Lt. Justin Lewis with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Dept conformed to 1080 KRLD that both DA McLelland and his wife Cynthia were murdered.
Because of the location of the home, in an unincorporated area of Kaufman County, the crime falls under the jurisdiction of the sheriff’s office.
Sources tell CBS 11 news that the DA was shot multiple times with what is believed to be an assault rifle while Cynthia McLelland was only shot once. Sources also say that there were no signs of forced entry.
Kaufman Police Department Chief Chris Aulbaugh said law enforcement officials will be looking at the latest shooting to see if it is related to the murder of Kaufman County assistant district attorney Mark Hasse.
The FBI in Dallas and Denver have been comparing the Hasse shooting to that of Tom Clements, executive director of Colorado Prisons Bureau. Clements was shot and killed as he answered the front door of his home on March 19.
Federal and local investigators are now on the scene. The FBI, U.S. Marshalls and TX Rangers are increasing security around all Kaufman Co. officials.
The McLellend’s have five children, two daughters and three sons. One son is a Dallas Police Officer.