Suspect jailed in bizarre double shooting Monday/ 8 Oct 1969 Grand Prairie Daily News
Suspect jailed in bizarre L v double shooting Monday A double shooting here Monday night resulted in the death of one man, the wounding of a woman and the arrest of a 31-year-old man as a murder suspect who later reportedly tried to hang himself himself in his jail cell. Dead was Jerry Stanley Turner, 27, of 1618 Glen Key and wounded, although not believed seriously, was Mrs. Connie Sue Turman of 606 NW llth St. It was at her residence that the bizarre events occurred occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday. Police expected Tuesday to file charges of murder and assault to murder murder against the 31-year-old Grand Prair- ie man Who was arrested at the scene. There was some confusion as to the dead man's legal name, according to police. police. His name appeared as Turman on his driver's license; however, his birth certificate which he was carrying in his wallet listed his name as Turner. Police were uncertain as to whether the dead man and the woman involved were related by marriage. The murder suspect gave police conflicting stories in this regard. Police said Turner was shot twice in the abdomen, once in the left elbow, and once in the right upper forearm with State board to hear Shady Grove appeal An appeal on the Shady Grove disan- nexation matter has been scheduled before before the State Board of Education at its next meeting on Nov. 10. It had been thought that a hearing would be conducted at the board's- Petitioners want their child to attend Irving schools since Irving is closer to them than Grand Prairie. The district change would be a convenience to people in that area, who also apparently feel more ties or loyalty to Irving than to Grand Prairie. a .357 magnum pistol. He was pronounced pronounced dead at 10:40 p.m. at Great Southwest General Hospital by Dr. Donald Donald F. Davis. Turner was shot as he sat on the sofa in the residence on NW llth St. and Mrs. Turnman was shot in the right side in the hall of the home. According to police Lt. C. W. Yarrow, the woman had been checking on her children in a back bedroom bedroom and was returning to the front of the house when she was shot. The suspect, a Bell Helicopter em- ploye, had gone from work to the llth Street address where the double shooting shooting took place. In addition to the murder weapon recovered at the scene, police also discovered a .38 caliber pistol and a .22 caliber rifle in the man's vehicle. The suspect was arrested by officers at the scene. The man was placed in a jail cell were he later, according to police, police, tied bed sheets around his neck and tried to hang himself. Charges of murder were to be filed Tuesday against the man in connection with Turner's death and assault to murder murder in connection with the shooting of Mr. Turman.