8 victims & suspect of Plano mass shooting identified

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PLANO – Police have released the names of the suspect and victims killed in the mass shooting in Plano on Sunday night.

The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Spencer James Hight, fatally shot seven victims and seriously injured two others in a home on the 1700 block on W. Spring Creek Pkwy. The surviving victims were taken to the hospital for medical treatment, where one later died.

The deceased victims are identified as:

  • Meredith Emily Hight, a 27-year old female and estranged wife of the suspect
  • Anthony Michael Cross, a 33-year old male
  • Olivia Nicole Deffner, a 24-year old female
  • James Richard Dunlop, a 29-year old male
  • Darryl William Hawkins, a 22-year old male
  • Rion Christopher Morgan, a 31-year old male
  • Myah Sade Bass, a 28-year old female
  • Caleb Seth Edwards, a 25-year old male

All family of the victims have been notified. The investigation remains ongoing by the Plano Police Department and the Texas Rangers.

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