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Veterinarian Deidra Blackmon Dies In Texas Shooting

Veterinarian Deidra Blackmon Dies in Texas Shooting

Dr. Deidra Blackmon

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Texas veterinarian Deidra Blackmon, DVM, was shot to death March 3 after a man apparently became angered when one of her friends vomited near his car, police reported.Dr. Blackmon, 33, was an associate veterinarian at Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas 

 

Dr. Blackmon, 33, was a 2010 graduate of Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and an associate veterinarian at Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas.

“Like Deidra, we are all healers but are struggling how to heal each other,” chief of staff J. Bruce Nixon, DVM, stated on the hospital's Facebook page. “We will carry Deidra in our broken hearts and remember that we have been graced by her presence and friendship.”

Jeffery Hansana, 24, who was arrested on a murder charge, encountered Blackmon and her friends when both groups were parked at a convenience store in Saginaw, Texas, police said. Blackson and two female friends had stopped after celebrating an upcoming wedding with a visit to the Fort Worth Stockyards entertainment district.

The women drove away after one of Blackmon's friends got sick but crossed paths with Hansana about a mile away, police said. Hansana is accused of firing several shots from his car, striking Blackmon, the designated driver, once in the head.

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