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Texas Police Arrest Man for Shooting at Construction Workers

Wed March 22, 2017 - National Edition
NBC Forth Worth

A 75-year-old Allen man who admitted to shooting at construction workers who were "irritating him" was arrested early March 22, police say.

Allen police called in the SWAT team after construction workers reported hearing a gun fired from an apartment in the 300 block of Greenville Avenue at 1:56 a.m.

Police said they surrounded the apartment and made several attempts to contact the man, later identified as Roy Dale Rogers.

Rogers exited the apartment peacefully at 5:16 a.m. and was taken into custody without incident, according to authorities.

Police said Rogers was initially detained for questioning. He later admitted to shooting at the construction workers because he was annoyed by the noise they were making.

Lee Lewis Construction, the company doing the overnight work, released the following statement Wednesday afternoon.

Lee Lewis Construction is aware of the incident at the new Lowery 9th Grade Center construction site in Allen the early morning hours of March 22. Fortunately, nobody was hurt and the Allen Police Department and SWAT Unit resolved the situation peacefully.

It is common practice in the construction industry to place concrete in the early morning hours to work around traffic, hot weather, and wet weather. Lee Lewis Construction met with the city of Allen to discuss our desire to place concrete in the early morning hours of March 22 and received approval from the city. Lee Lewis Construction also walked the surrounding neighborhood and passed out fliers informing the residents of our intentions of the early morning concrete placement.

Lee Lewis Construction strives to be a good neighbor in the communities in which we work. We make every effort to keep our clients and our neighbors informed throughout the construction process. Safety and cleanliness in and around our jobsites are a top priority on each and every project.

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