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Texas A&M Vet School Grad Fatally Shot While Driving N. of Fort Worth

By: Nicole Morten Email
By: Nicole Morten Email

A Texas A&M grad was shot and killed in Saginaw -- a small town just north of Fort Worth this weekend; and authorities say the alleged shooter is now behind bars.

It all began just before midnight Sunday...

“An altercation took place at one of our gas stations here in the city,” said Saginaw Public Information Officer Damon Ing.

Although it's unclear what started the altercation, Ing said it ultimately resulted in the shooting death of 33-year-old Deidra Louis Blackmon after she left the gas station located in the 100 block of Saginaw Road.

“Upon our officer’s arrival we found a vehicle in the field and the individual inside was identified as Deidra Blackmon,” Ing said. "And she had a visible gunshot wound."

It's believed a bullet went through the rear passenger window, striking her in the head as she was driving down the 200 block of East Bailey-Boswell Road in Saginaw.

“After she sustained her injuries she did veer off the road and her vehicle came to a final rest in the field," said Ing.

The suspects fled the scene, tips gathered at the scene led police to 24-year old Jeffrey Hansana -- who is now charged with murder. Meanwhile surveillance snap shots were released of a woman with long hair walking into a convenience store less than a mile away from where the shots were first heard.

That female was identified as 22-year-old Heather Thompson; she was subsequently arrested and charged with failure to report a felony. Saginaw Police say they don't believe Blackmon knew either suspect.

For now, the investigation into why and how it happened...continues.

Blackmon graduated from the Vet School at Texas A&M in 2010.

Both suspects have lengthy criminal records. Hansana has been arrested twice, once in 2006 for engaging in organized criminal activity and burglary of a vehicle and once in 2011 for possession of a controlled substance. Thompson has been arrested three times in Tarrant County since 2011, all for drug-related charges.


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