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Thursday, 18 December 2014

TV meteorologist shot in station parking lot

EDDY, Texas — KCEN-TV's morning meteorologist was shot Wednesday in
the parking lotof the station.

About six hours later, authorities said they took a man into custody
who was holed up in a house, calling him a person of interest but not
identifying him as the gunman.

Meteorologist Patrick Crawford was in his vehicle at about 9:15 a.m.
CT when a 30- to 35-year-old white man approached, argued with
Crawford, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired several times,
said Trooper D.L.Wilson of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Wilson did not reveal a motive.

Crawford, morning show weatherman at the station for the past two
years, managed to drive away and flag down a construction worker, who
called for help. Hewas taken to a Temple, Texas, hospital where he was
undergoing surgery.

Doctors told some of Crawford's friends that he was very lucky and is
recovering, according toWDSU-TV, New Orleans, where he worked in 2010
and 2011. Crawford's condition was not immediately available.

The suspect has a receding hairline and was wearing a black, hooded
sweatshirt and dark jeans, Wilson said.

Crawford grew up in Plano, Texas, and in November 2013 married fellow
meteorologist Heather Brinkmann, who also works at KCEN-TV, according
to his Facebook posts.


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