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Jacques Smith Arrested On Capital Murder Charge For Texas A&M University-Commerce Shooting

COMMERCE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - A suspect was arrested on a charge of capital murder for Monday's shooting deaths of sisters Deja and Abbaney Matts, and Abbaney's 2-year-old son on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Deja Matts, 19, Abbaney Matts, 20 (courtesy: Matts family)

Jacques Dshawn Smith, 21, is behind bars in connection to the crime.

The university said he's Abbaney Matts' ex-boyfriend.

Police found Deja, 19, and her sister Abbaney, 20, dead at the Pride Rock dorm.

The 2-year-old son of Abbaney Matts, was also injured.

"A baby. Who shoots a baby? Who does that? ​Let alone two girls?" ​the women's father, Timothy Matts asked. "This is what some coward did. They left my daughter without her big sisters."

The child was treated and released to the care of family members.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Smith through the use of surveillance and witness tips.

Smith was arrested last week for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident in which he allegedly threw a TV at Deja. But was released on a $15,000 bond despite having violated his probation.

Smith is not a student at A&M-Commerce.


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