Victims, gunman identified in Sunday's shooting in Plano

Published on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:04 - Written by

PLANO (AP) - Plano police have identified 32-year-old Spencer James Hight as the gunman who killed eight people at a Plano home Sunday night.

Hight was killed by an officer who responded to the scene, heard gunfire, was confronted by the armed man and shot him.Police say Hight's 27-year-old ex-wife, Meredith Emily Hight, is among the victims.

Others have been identified as 33-year-old Anthony Michael Cross; 24-year-old Olivia Nicole Deffner; 29-year-old James Richard Dunlop; 22-year-old Darryl William Hawkins; 31-year-old Rion Christopher Morgan; 28-year-old Myah Sade Bass; and 25-year-old Caleb Seth Edwards. Police say their hometowns haven't yet been confirmed.

Meredith Hight's mother has said her daughter owned the home, had recently divorced Hight after six years of marriage and was hosting a party to watch football games.

The shootings remain under investigation.

Meredith Hight had gathered her friends at her suburban Dallas home for a day of grilling and watching football when her estranged husband showed up and opened fire, killing her and seven others before a police officer killed him.

The  that those killed on Sunday night in Plano included the man who had stood by 32-year-old Spencer Hight when he said "I do" to Meredith Hight.

Spencer Hight's father, Chester Hight, tells the that that the family is living a "nightmare."

Meredith Hight, who was 27, filed for divorce in July after six years of marriage. Her mother, Debbie Lane, said that her daughter's gathering on Sunday was the first party she was hosting on her own.