Franklin Barnes was arrested Thursday for a quadruple shooting at a Plano apartment complex, but police say he was also involved in two murders in Arlington the same day. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and remains in custody in Collin County Jail.
He killed a 29-year-old man and wounded three others in Plano, authorities said. The man killed was identified Friday as Quintarius Young and the three injured were all taken to hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to Plano police.
Barnes was convicted of aggravated assault and is expected to face additional charges. He is in the Collin County Jail and was not released on bond.
A grand jury indicted Barnes Monday on a charge of capital murder of multiple people, court records show. The indictment states that Barnes was the triggerman of a shooting spree in March, killing two men in Arlington before driving to Plano and killing four more.
His girlfriend told NBC 5 that Barnes had met her in Arlington, where she got into his car and drove to her drug dealer’s location and bought marijuana around 7 a.m. The couple then went home, Barnes told NBC 5.
He says he was asleep at the time of the Plano shooting. Then, around 9:30 a.m., he shot four people at the Cross Creek Apartments on Alma Drive. The suspect was taken into custody and has been identified as Franklin Lee Barnes, police said.