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Tex. Teacher Arrested at School After Couple Is Shot Dead

Cary Joseph Heath has been placed on administrative leave since his arrest



    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016)

    A man is in custody after two of his neighbors were found fatally shot early Sunday morning, say police in North Texas.

    Fort Worth police said officers were called to a home on the 900 block of Buffalo Springs Drive at about 4 a.m. A spokesman said the original call was a report of a robbery.

    When officers arrived, they found two bodies outside the home.

    On Monday, police said 35-year-old Cary Joseph Heath was arrested on a capital murder charge at Permenter Middle School in Cedar Hill, where he is employed as a teacher.

    Heath was booked on a $1 million bond. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney; jail records do not list an attorney for Heath.

    Jordan Milner, who lives across the street from the crime scene, said a neighbor shot his next-door neighbors.

    "My wife woke me up and said someone is banging on the door," Milner said. "Turns out what my wife heard were gunshots. From my understanding, the guy had an assault rife. From the looks of it, due to the shell casings, he unloaded the whole clip and killed two of the people who lived next door."

    Police have not released a motive in the shooting or released the names of the two people killed.

    Milner said the victims were longtime residents.

    A spokesperson for the Cedar Hill Independent School District said Heath has been placed on administrative leave.

    NBC 5's Chris Jose contributed to this report.