MAYPEARL Maypearl Police are now investigating an early Tuesday morning shooting that left one man dead as a homicide. The shooter, who is believed to be someone known by the victim, is still at-large. The victim has been identified as Jon Garner, 42. Police officers were dispatched Tuesday at 12:50 a.m. to the 100 block of Creekview Circle in Maypearl. “There is no reason to believe that this is a random event. There is no reason to believe that this is a stranger-on-stranger [shooting]. Evidence, in this case, has pointed to that,” Maypearl Police Chief Boyd Norton said. “I just really appreciate people coming forward. I apologize if (residents) believe they need to be concerned about their safety but this was not a random event or stranger on stranger.” Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Judge Joyce Lindauer was called out to the scene and pronounced the victim dead at 2:30 a.m. She then ordered the body be taken to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. “We are working to develop information, and we do not have an active suspect right now. We are still trying to run down a lot of stuff,” Norton stated. “This is still very young into what we are doing and we are not to a point to where we have a lot of information that we want to release right now.” Norton added that police do not believe the suspect to be stranger to the family. He stated that the residence does not have a history of police response and also noted that the home was not broken into and there was not a burglary. He said that a safe was removed from the home but not from the suspect. Providing assistance to Maypearl Police were members of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers. People with information about this crime are asked to call the Maypearl Police Department. Staff at the police department can be reached at 972-435-3671. The Maypearl Police Department is located 104 E. Second Street in downtown Maypearl. If people have information but would like to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers of Ellis County at 972-937-7297. Crimes Stoppers pays cash for tips that help lead to an arrest. Follow Andrew on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AndrewBrancaWDL or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AndrewBrancaWNI. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-517-1451.