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The following article was posted in the Star-Telegram Monday, September 9, 2013
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BY DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.

FORT WORTH ??A Tarrant County grand jury has indicted an Arlington man on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a popular Kennedale teacher at an Arlington sports bar parking lot this summer.

Grand jurors returned the indictment last week against Patrick Brooks, 27. He remained in the Tarrant County Jail with bail set at $100,000. {{more}}

Brooks is accused of shooting Kennedale Junior High teacher John Ross Shreves, 27, in the parking lot of No Frills Grill & Sports Bar,4914 Little Road, in Arlington on June 9.

Authorities have not disclosed any information on a motive in the slaying.

Years ago, Brooks and Shreves had been classmates at Kennedale High School. They went their separate ways, but reconnected in January on a social media website. A witness told Arlington police that Shreves and Brooks texted each other and made plans to meet up on the night of June 9, a Sunday.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Shreves picked Brooks up in Arlington and drove to the Arlington bar. The two were sitting in the car when a surveillance camera at Frills recorded multiple muzzle flashes inside the car and a man exiting the vehicle.

Brooks was arrested a few days after the killing.

Shreves had taught seventh-grade and eighth-grade English at Kennedale Junior High, his second year at the school, according to the Kennedale school district website. He had taught in the district three years.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter:?@mingoramirezjr

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