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Suspect in Grand Prairie taxi driver killing arrested

GRAND PRAIRIE -- Authorities arrested a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a DeSoto cab driver on Sunday in Grand Prairie.

Eric Hodges, 31, was arrested by U.S. marshals on Tuesday without incident in Alvarado and was taken to the Grand Prairie Jail.

He is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Lois Jean Ivory, 53, who was found dead inside a cab Sunday night in a residential area of Grand Prairie, police said.

Police say they believe that Hodges was the last fare that Ivory picked up, said Detective John Brimmer, police spokesman. Police were summoned at 9:08 p.m. to the cab that was found in the 100 block of West Dorris Drive, Brimmer said.

The woman "suffered at least one gunshot wound," Brimmer said earlier in a news release.

The location of the shooting is near the intersection of Dorris and Tompkins Drive, west of Mountain Creek Lake.