FLOWER MOUND (CBSDFW.COM) – Authorities have arrested a suspect in the New Year’s Day murder outside of a shopping center in Flower Mound. Anthony Tricong Huynh of Lewisville was charged with the crime while already sitting behind bars for another offense.
Lamont White of Justin was shot multiple times on the night of January 1, while heading home from working at the Target store in Lewisville. White was discovered injured in the front seat of his car, which was parked in front of a dog grooming shop. The 54-year-old was rushed via air ambulance to a Dallas hospital, but later pronounced dead.
Huynh was charged with murder on Saturday while already in custody in Lewisville. The 40-year-old suspect was arrested earlier Saturday morning for a shooting at the Suburban Extended Stay hotel, located in the 1900 block of Lakepointe Drive. According to the Lewisville Police Department, a 42-year-old man was shot at about 2:30 a.m. in the hotel’s parking lot.
The victim in the Lewisville shooting drove himself to the hospital and told police that he was targeted for no apparant reason. Officials reviewed the hotel’s surveillance camera footage and discovered that the suspect was a guest at the hotel. Police officers apprehended Huynh and, while searching his room, recovered a weapon that they think was used in both the Flower Mound and Lewisville crimes.
Police connected the cases together by the description of Huynh’s vehicle.
Officials in Lewisville charged Huynh with the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect was then also charged with murder for the Flower Mound case. Huynh was booked into the Denton County Jail, where he now remains under a $1.5 million bond for all offenses.
Authorities did not release the condition of the Lewisville shooting victim, but said that his injuries are not life threatening.
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