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Fire Chief Shot Dead, His Wife and Another Man Charged in His Murder


A Dallas-area fire captain was fatally shot Friday night, and cops have arrested his wife and another man in connection to the cold-blooded killing, police said.

Robert Poynter of Royse City, 47, who was a chief in the University Park Fire Department, was found dead in a vehicle with a single gunshot wound on Hunt County Road after officers received multiple calls to the scene just before 11 p.m., according to police.

After an investigation reportedly found what was described as suspicious and conflicting evidence, police detained Robert’s wife, Chacey, who was at the scene. She was eventually charged with conspiracy to commit murder after police say they determined another person was involved in Poynter’s death.

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Police issued an arrest warrant for Michael Garza for Murder. Garza turned himself into police Sunday, police said.

“We are still investigating the relationship,” police told InsideEdition.com when asked about a link between the suspects.

Poynter was a tenured firefighter and paramedic and the University Park Fire Department. He began his service with the department in 1997 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 2002 before becoming Captain in 2012

The department released a statement on their website saying, "The members of the University Park Fire Department were deeply saddened to hear of his passing.  Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time."

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Police said the investigation is still very active and they are working to process many elements of this crime.

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