Suspect arrested in shootings in Lewisville, Flower Mound

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The suspect in a shooting in a Lewisville hotel parking lot on Saturday has confessed to a New Year's Day slaying in Flower Mound, police said Monday.

Anthony Huynh, 40, of Lewisville was in the Denton County Jail Monday night with bail totaling $1.5 million. He faces charges of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On Saturday, Lewisville police were called about 2:30 a.m. to the Medical Center of Lewisville where a wounded man had arrived, according to a news release from Lewisville police. The man told officers that he had just been shot in the parking lot of a hotel in the 1900 block of Lakepointe Drive in Lewisville. He drove himself to the hospital.

Detectives went to the hotel where they reviewed footage from security cameras. They were told that the gunman in the video resembled Huynh, who had been staying at the hotel since October.

After getting a warrant, officers searched Huynh's room and found a 9mm Beretta 92FS pistol and "multiple boxes" of ammunition, police said.

He was arrested and booked into jail.

Lewisville police then called Flower Mound police because aspects of the Lewisville shooting were similar to a Jan. 1 slaying four miles away in the neighboring city.

Lamont White, 54, of Justin, was found about 10:45 p.m. Jan. 1 in his car at a strip mall in the 500 block of Flower Mound Road. He had been shot several times. He died about 4 a.m. Jan. 2 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

According to an affidavit released by Flower Mound police, Huynh "waived his Miranda rights and agreed to speak to us."

He "initially denied involvement but eventually admitted to both the Lewisville shooting and [the] Flower Mound murder," the affidavit stated.

Huynh told police that he had watched White in a Target parking lot "and thought that he was casing the store or customers" so he decided to follow him.

"He said that he used his flashlight's strobe feature while following the victim, which may have explained why the victim chose to pull into the offense location, which was a closed shopping center," according to the affidavit.

Huynh told investigators that White got out of his car, but he couldn't see his right hand, "so he immediately shot the victim multiple times with his Beretta," the affidavit stated.

In the Lewisville case, Huynh thought the man was "also acting suspiciously," so he shot him, according to the affidavit.

"Huynh said that he did not call the police after either shooting because of his criminal record," the affidavit states. His record was not available Monday.

"It should be noted that both victims were black and Huynh stated that he has had more difficulty with black people being confrontational with him and following him around," the affidavit stated.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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