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Arrest made in fatal shooting at Lewisville's Central Park, police say

Police said an officer heard gunshots while near Central Park on Saturday evening, and that he found a man dead from a gunshot to the head upon arrival.

LEWISVILLE, Texas — This story has been updated after police said on Monday, May 29, that they have made an arrest.

Police arrested a North Texas teen Monday after a Lewisville police officer found a man shot to death in a park on Saturday evening.

According to the Lewisville Police Department, one of its officers was near Central Park, located at 1899 S. Edmonds Lane, at around 6:30 p.m. when he heard gunshots and responded to the scene. 

Upon arrival, police said the officer found a man near the start of the park's walking trail deceased from a gunshot wound to the head.

A handgun was also found on the ground close to the the victim's body, police said.

Around 1 p.m. Monday, Lewisville Police said officers had arrested 17-year-old Taylor Hooker, a Lewisville resident, on a murder warrant for the deadly shooting.

A bond has not been set for Hooker as he has not been arraigned. Hooker will go before a judge later Monday or on Tuesday, Lewisville Police said. 

Lewisville Police also said investigators will not be releasing the identification of the victim until the family has been notified.

According to police, witnesses saw three people running into the nearby woods around the time of the shooting on Saturday. 

One of those three was detained but was later released after police determined he was not a suspect, according to Lewisville Police in an update on Sunday evening.

In that same update, police also said they were searching for just one suspect. The department had previously said two suspects were wanted.

Police said they believe the suspect and victim knew each other and that this was not a random shooting. 

A motive has not yet been determined. 

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