CELINA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A man has been charged with capital murder after three people were found dead inside a burning home in the Collin County city of Celina, police said.
Police said they were called to a shooting at around 7:20 p.m. Friday in the 3100 block of Hickory Lane. As officers arrived, police said a fire was also reported at the same location.READ MORE: Former Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Explains Why No Action Was Ever Taken Against Officer Bryan Riser, Now Charged With Capital Murder
The suspect, later identified as 37-year-old Michael Patrick Paton, was arrested at the scene, police said.READ MORE: Gov. Greg Abbott Responds To Criticism For Ending Mask Mandate, Fully Reopening Texas: 'There's Never Going To Be Uniform Agreement On This'
The fire department extinguished the flames and found three people inside the home. Their identities and exact causes of death have not yet been released.
Paton was booked into Collin County Jail for capital murder of multiple persons. His bond is set at $1.5 million.MORE NEWS: Visit Fort Worth Launches Campaign Promoting Businesses That Encourage Mask-Wearing
Further details are still unknown as police continue to investigate.