Officials arrested Mansfield ISD middle school science teacher Thomas Boykin, 52, after a violent incident that injured his wife, teenage son, and stepdaughter. Police said Boykin first assaulted his wife and shot his sleeping 13-year-old son and his 21-year-old stepdaughter. The three victims are expected to survive and are in stable condition.
Mansfield Police Department Press Release
On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 10:40 p.m., the Mansfield Police Department responded to a shooting call on Arabian Court. Upon arrival, officers determined that the incident was domestic. They located the suspect, identified as Thomas Boykin, a 52-year-old male, inside the residence and took him into custody without incident. Officers found a 13-year-old male and a 21-year-old female with apparent gunshot wounds. They were both transported to Medical City Arlington by Mansfield medics.
Based on the investigation, detectives determined that Thomas Boykin had an argument with his wife and assaulted her. At that point, he retrieved a handgun, went into his son’s bedroom, shot him while he was sleeping, and then proceeded into his stepdaughter’s bedroom and shot her. The wife got out of the house, and the stepdaughter called 911. Both victims have undergone surgery overnight and are in serious but stable condition.
It is still an active investigation, and detectives are still trying to determine what led to the shooting. Thomas Boykin was transported to the Everman Jail and charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault, Family Violence Serious Bodily Injury.
Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.