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This hasn’t exactly been a peaceful summer in our neighborhood. Yesterday, we reported that a white van intentionally backed into the CVS on Marsh Lane. Today, unfortunately, we have another crime story. It’s also set in the 75229 zip code, this time on Latham Drive.

On August 3, shortly after 4 a.m., police responded to reports of gunshots in the area. Apparently, Eduardo Mendoza and a female were sitting in a vehicle, arguing about another man. Mendoza grabbed the woman’s phone and dialed the number of the man under discussion. The woman tried to take back her cell, and when the person on the other line heard her struggle, he drove to the call location. Upon his arrival, Mendoza exited the vehicle and drew a gun. In self-defense, the victim hit Mendoza with his car. Though the gun was fired, no one was injured and Mendoza was promptly arrested for aggravated assault.


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