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Local officials have identified the Texas medical examiner killed by her estranged husband, a former college basketball star, who opened fire inside her second-floor office and then turned the gun on himself.
James Frost, 51, bypassed the security at an employee entrance to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office in Dallas around 4:45 pm Tuesday, when he shot his estranged wife, Dr. Beth Frost, who worked in the building, local affiliate FOX 4 reported. James then reportedly suffered a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police rushed to what Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown called “an active shooter situation” and evacuated the facility and an adjacent building, FOX 4 reported. James and Beth Frost were pronounced dead at the scene, Brown reportedly said.
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The Dallas Morning News reported that a third person was hurt, though additional details were not provided.
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A LinkedIn page that appears to belong to Beth Frost lists the woman as having worked as a medical examiner for the Dallas County office since June 2020. She previously worked as a medical examiner in Arizona’s Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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James Frost, who went by Jed, according to the Morning News, was a member of the University of Missouri’s men’s basketball team in the early ’90s.
He reportedly went on to become a teacher and a basketball coach at the high-school and college levels.
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Jed Frost also founded a leather goods business called “Frost,” the newspaper reported. The high-end company sold premium leather bags for as low as $5,000 and as much as $75,000, according to the report.
The company’s website includes a page titled, “The Beginning,” in which Jed wrote: “The inspiration for Frost bags came from a bag given to me by my wife, Beth, as a gift upon her graduation from medical school. The bag design was her concept, then built from a piece of raw cowhide. Ironically, the number 25, my college basketball jersey number, had been branded into the hide she selected.”
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Information regarding a motive in the shootings was not immediately available. A spokesperson for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to Fox News Digital’s requests for comment and confirmation.