What started as a disturbance call ended with an arrest for second-degree murder in Red Oak early Sunday morning.
The Red Oak Police Department has charged Winfield Scott Kemper, 51, of Red Oak with second-degree murder relating to the death of Ronald M. Cushen, 34, who had recently moved to 431 Countryridge from California.
Police said Cushen was shot once in the upper chest with a Colt .45-caliber handgun.
Red Oak officers were called to Winfield Scott Kemperís ex-wife Kelli Kemperís home at 106 Creekside Court on a disturbance call at 1:57 a.m. Sunday. While en route Red Oak officers were advised that a male subject had been shot at the residence.
Upon arrival, officers located Winfield Scott Kemper standing on the porch. Police said they entered the home and found Cushen laying face down behind the front door.
ď(Kemper) was just standing on the front porch and after they found the body, they took him into custody,Ē Lt. Boyd Brock said, adding that Kemper did not resist arrest.
Cushen was unresponsive upon the arrival of emergency services and was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Curtis Polk. The body was taken to the medical examinerís office in Dallas.
Kemper works as a senior electrician for the city of Dallas. Brock said Cushen was working in construction as a laborer and had a California driverís license.
Kemperís bond was set at $1 million.
The incident remains under investigation by the Red Oak Police Department.
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