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Update: Arrest Made in Overnight Homicide

UPDATE (Dec. 1 at 3:45 p.m.) – An 18-year-old has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting early Tuesday morning in the 1500 block of Centre Place Drive.


Julian Samano, 18, is charged with murder. Investigators determined Samano shot the 27-year-old victim after a verbal dispute.


The Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force apprehended Samano without incident in Fort Worth on Tuesday afternoon after investigators obtained a warrant for his arrest. Samano is currently held in the City of Denton Jail. His bond has not been set at this time.


Julian Samano, 18.

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DENTON, TX, Dec. 1, 2020 – At approximately 1:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 1500 block of Centre Place Drive. Multiple callers heard shots fired, and at least one caller reported seeing a male lying on the ground in a parking lot.


Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious male with apparent gunshot wounds. Medics transported him to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. Detectives responded to the scene and are actively investigating. No arrests have been made at this time.


The identity of the victim is not being released, pending family notification.


Contact: Amy Cunningham, (940) 349-8558, DentonPD.MediaRelations@cityofdenton.com

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