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Dallas fire captain shot and killed in car, wife arrested

Bob Poynter, left, was found dead in his car late Friday night of a single gunshot wound.

Bob Poynter, left, was found dead in his car late Friday night of a single gunshot wound.

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 5:49 PM

A Texas woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly conspiring to commit murder after her husband, a Dallas-area fire captain, was found shot dead in his car.

Bob Poynter was found dead in his car along the road around 11 p.m. Friday after witnesses reported seeing a woman trying to get the attention of drivers.

Chacey Poynter, 29, told officers that her husband had been shot and police found Bob Poynter dead in the car from a single gunshot wound, according to a Royse City Police Department press release.

Chacey Tyler Poynter, 29, wife of Royse City, Texas Fire Captain Robert Poynter has been arrested and charged with conspiracy in Poynter's death.

Chacey Tyler Poynter, 29, wife of Royse City, Texas Fire Captain Robert Poynter has been arrested and charged with conspiracy in Poynter’s death.

(Hunt County Sheriff’s Office) Chacey Tyler Poynter, 29, wife of Royse City, Texas Fire Captain Robert Poynter has been arrested and charged with conspiracy in Poynter's death. Pictured, Michael Garza, who was charged with murder in the death of Captain Robert Poynter.

Chacey Tyler Poynter, 29, wife of Royse City, Texas Fire Captain Robert Poynter has been arrested and charged with conspiracy in Poynter’s death. Pictured, Michael Garza, who was charged with murder in the death of Captain Robert Poynter.

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Chacey Poynter, left, was arrested with conspiracy to murder and Michael Garza, right, was charged with murder in the death of University Park Fire Captain Bob Poynter.

The fire captain’s wife gave “suspicious and conflicting” information, according to the press release, and she was arrested and is being held at the Hunt County Jail.

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An arrest warrant for Michael Garza, 37, was also put out in connection with the murder. He turned himself in early Sunday morning.

Garza was charged with murder and is also being held at the Hunt County Jail. Police have not yet released how he is connected to the Poynters.

Poynter's wife, Chacey, was arrested after giving "suspicious and conflicting" information about her husband's death.

Poynter’s wife, Chacey, was arrested after giving “suspicious and conflicting” information about her husband’s death.

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Bob Poynter was an 18-year veteran of the University Park Fire Department. He was promoted to captain in May 2012.

A neighbor told Fox 4 that the Poynters had just returned from a vacation to Mexico. The couple has a daughter who just started first grade.

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Bob Poynter was one of four University Park firefighters sent to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, according to the Dallas Morning News. The task force was supposed to cross-train officers and register victims for federal aid, but spent much of their time searching for trapped survivors and cataloguing residents who hadn’t survived.

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