Update, 7:58 p.m. It appears this was a domestic quarrel that ended brutally. Dallas media is reporting a man named John St. Angelo will be charged with the murder of Suzanne Parsons, and he is in police custody. KXAS-TV’s Scott Gordon reports that John St. Angelo was dragged out of a home in the 6800 block of Permian Lane after a four-hour stand-off by SWAT officers. Apparently, St. Angelo was married to Parsons, but the couple were estranged or in the process of divorce.
It’s absolutely terrifying to know that anyone can make their way into an open real estate office and then stab a person repeatedly. Even scarier that it can happen in broad daylight at 4 p.m.
That’s what happened to Fort Worth Realtor Suzanne Parsons, a well-loved businesswoman who worked out of the RE/MAX office on Heritage Parkway and was considered a great friend and overall nice person.
Early on, reports from Fort Worth police said that the murder was not a “stranger-on-stranger” crime. Today FWPD has said they are on the trail of the suspect, and a SWAT team has been dispatched to the 6800 block of Permian, according to CBS DFW News (Channel 11).
Photo: Mireya Villareal/KTVT
An arrest warrant has been issued, but many details remain unclear. Still, I wonder what Realtors and brokers will be doing to make sure this sort of thing doesn’t happen at their office. Should real estate offices employ some kind of buzz-in system during business hours to help with security?