McKinney man facing charges for shooting near schools


A McKinney man is facing three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a standoff yesterday that included gunfire near two schools.

Mark Torres, 20, is being held in the Collin County jail on $45,000 bond.

He fired a handgun at least three times without injuring anyone, police say.

The first call to the police department was reported as a domestic disturbance followed by calls from neighbors who reported sounds of gunfire.

“It was determined that the suspect, Mark Cameron Torres, had a weapon and after negotiations he was taken into custody several hours later.” said Carla Marion Reeves, spokeswoman for the McKinney Police Department.

Officers sent in a police dog to help with the arrest, Reeves said.  Torres had to be treated for dog bites before he was taken to the jail.

The shooting happened two blocks from both the McClure Elementary School and the Goddard preschool, both at Highway 380 and Ridge Road.  Students had to be placed on lockdown for a while.  Parents were eventually able to pick the students up from the other side of the school.  At the same time, neighbors were asked to shelter in their homes while the situation played out.

The charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is class 2 felony.  Each of the three charges carries a possible prison term of 2 to 20-years.​