Suspect identified in Celina triple homicide

Michael Patrick Paton
Michael Patrick Paton(Celina Police Dept.)
Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 11:46 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 20, 2021 at 12:29 PM CST
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CELINA, Texas (KXII) - Celina Police identified Saturday the man arrested in a triple homicide Friday night.

Michael Patrick Paton remains in the Collin County Jail charged with capital murder of multiple persons.

Police were called out to the 3100 block of Hickory Lane in Celina to investigate a shooting just before 7:30 Friday night. While on their way to the scene they were told there was a structure fire at the same address.

Fire crews also responded to the scene and the fire was “quickly extinguished,” according to a press release from the Celina Police Department.

The three victims were recovered from inside the residence.

Paton was taken into custody at the scene Friday night.

His bond has been set at $1.5 million.

Police have not released any more details as of noon Saturday.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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