Coleman arrested

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Donald Ray Coleman, the man accused of walking into a Wal-Mart and murdering an employee, has been arrested. Coleman has been in the hospital since the shooting took place on March 22. Police say Coleman turned the gun on himself after shooting John D. Morgan. Coleman was released from the hospital on April 19 and was under police guard during his stay. Coleman has been charged with one count of murder.


A Kaufman County Grand Jury issued a murder indictment last week for the man accused of killing a man in a Wal-Mart.

Donald Ray Coleman, 55, is the accused gunman who police say shot 59-year-old John D. Morgan several times before turning the gun on himself.

Coleman was shot once in the head and remains hospitalized in Dallas, under the watch of Kaufman Police officers and Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department deputies, according to police Capt. Ed Black.

Black said that as soon as Coleman’s doctors say he can be released he will be arrested and charged with murder.

Police say that on March 22 Coleman entered through the Outdoor Living section of the Kaufman store, walked up to Morgan and shot him several times “before the victim knew what happened,” Black said. Coleman then turned the gun on himself.

At one point, authorities believed Colman was deceased, calling the incident a probable murder-suicide. The incident took place around 9:45 a.m.

Coleman was arrested earlier this year after a domestic incident with his estranged wife.

According to a Gun Barrel City Police press release, Coleman was charged with restraining his wife, striking her her repeatedly and threatened to kill her and a friend she had been out with the night before.

Coleman was released by the police the next day on bonds of $22,500.

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