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Violence Against Women Update: Two Killed in Texas Campus Shooting

Posted on | February 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Violence Against Women Update: Two Killed in Texas Campus Shooting


Monday afternoon, there were reports that two people had been shot and killed on the Texas A&M-Commerce (TAMUC) campus, but police did not immediately release information about the suspect or the possible motive. Two women were reportedly killed in the Pride Rock dormitory for freshmen (TAMUC’s mascot is the Lions, thus the reference to “Pride Rock” from the movie The Lion King), and a two-year-old child was reported injured, and I was mystified by what could have happened. If a suspect was at large, wouldn’t police have identified the gunman? Was this perhaps a murder-suicide? By Tuesday afternoon, however, a suspect was in custody and details finally became public:

Deja Matts, 19, wanted to be a nurse. That’s why she was in college.
Her sister, 20-year-old Abbaney Matts, was her best friend.
The two died together in Deja’s door room Monday afternoon at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Abbaney’s 2-year-old son Allen was shot in the leg. He survived. . . .
Abbaney did not attend the college.
She drove her sister back to school after a big family get together over the weekend.
She and baby Allen were only going to spend one night there.
“They were just up here. My son had a birthday party and they were all up here and went back and all this happened,” said [their father, Timonthy] Matts.
Police did release a 911 call that was made by a student at the college saying there was a bullet hole in her dorm room.
“There is a hole through my wall and there on the other side is a nick in my calendar. It looks like someone shot through the wall and through the calendar.”
Police have arrested Abbaney’s ex-boyfriend 21-year-old Jacques Dshawn Smith. He has been charged with capital murder.



Do we or do we not care about violence against women?

Texas A&M University-Commerce police said 21-year-old Jacques Dshawn Smith is in custody and is believed to have fatally shot his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Abbaney Matts, along with her 19-year-old sister, freshman Deja Matts, and Deja’s 2-year-old son, inside the Pride Rock residence hall.
University police confirmed the arrest on Twitter Tuesday afternoon, saying witness tips and surveillance video led to the development of Smith as a suspect.
Rowlett SWAT, along with the Texas DPS and Texas Rangers, executed search and arrest warrants at Smith’s Rowlett home on Luna Road and took him into custody Tuesday afternoon.
NBC 5 has learned Smith was free on bond related to an alleged assault family violence incident that took place last week. The report was filed by Abbaney Matts, one of the shooting victims.
According to Garland police, Abbaney said Smith assaulted her Jan. 26 at a home on Bosque Drive with a frying pan, lamp and then pulled out a knife before leaving the residence. Though she was not hospitalized, Abbaney reported injuries to the right side of her head, her eyes and had red marks and abrasions after the alleged attack.
Smith was arrested and an emergency protective order was issued on Abbaney’s behalf. Smith was freed Jan. 29 after posting $15,000 bond.
NBC 5 has also learned Smith has a string of priors dating back four years with charges including evading arrest, theft and aggravated robbery.

This guy had been perpetrating crime his entire adult life. He was only 21 and yet had already been charged with at least four different crimes, so we must ask: Who posted his $15,000 bond after he assaulted the woman he eventually murdered? Why are obviously dangerous criminals being set free to commit more violence? And why aren’t feminists paying any attention to this atrocity? Oh, wait . . . intersectionality.



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