GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas A North Texas police chief says his officers are having an "extremely difficult time" after a woman who complained of harassment from her ex-husband was killed hours later.
In a statement Monday, Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye said the Sunday killing of Jenea James and boyfriend James Doyle at the hands of James' ex-husband "highlights the tremendous problem and concern of domestic violence."
Ex-husband Dashun Atkins was found dead hours later. Police suspect suicide.
James called police twice Saturday to report Atkins was harassing her. Officers spoke to Atkins but didn't arrest him because they said they had no crime for which to charge him. James also declined to press charges after the first call.
Dye says officers tried to stop the crime "only to have this tragedy unfold."
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