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Local authorities have identified the Texas medical examiner killed by her ex-husband, a former college basketball star, who opened fire inside her second-floor office and then killed himself.

James Frost, 51, bypassed security at an employee entrance to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office in Dallas around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday when he shot his ex-wife, Dr. Beth Frost, who worked in the building, local affiliate FOX 4 reported. James then reportedly suffered a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police rushed what Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown called “an active shooter situation” and evacuated the facility and an adjacent building, FOX 4 reported. James and Beth Frost were pronounced dead at the scene, according to is reported, Brown said.

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This photo released by the Dr. Beth Frost Memorial Fund shows Frost and her children, whose faces have been blurred.
(Dr. Beth Frost Memorial Fund)

The Dallas Morning News reported that a third person was injured, though no additional details were provided.

A LinkedIn page that appears to belong to Beth Frost indicates that the woman has worked as a medical examiner for the Dallas County office since June 2020. She previously worked as a medical examiner with the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office in Arizona.

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James Frost, who went by Jed, according to the Morning News, was a member of the University of Missouri men’s basketball team in the early 1990s.

He reportedly became a basketball teacher and coach at the high school and college levels.

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This aerial image from local affiliate FOX 4 TV shows the exterior of the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office on November 8, 2022.

This aerial image from local affiliate FOX 4 TV shows the exterior of the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office on November 8, 2022.
(KDFW-TV)

Jed Frost also founded a leather goods business called “Frost,” the newspaper reported. The high-end company sold premium leather handbags for as low as $5,000 and as high as $75,000, according to the report.

The company’s website includes a page titled “The Beginning,” on which Jed wrote: “The inspiration for the Frost bags came from a bag my wife, Beth, gave me as a gift when she graduated from medical school. “The design of the bag was her concept, then constructed from a piece of raw cowhide. Ironically, the number 25, my college basketball jersey number, had been embossed into the leather she selected.” .

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Jed Frost (25) of the University of Missouri in action against Oklahoma, in Columbia, Missouri, on February 26, 1994.

Jed Frost (25) of the University of Missouri in action against Oklahoma, in Columbia, Missouri, on February 26, 1994.
(Patrick Murphy-Racey/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

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Information about the motive for the shootings was not immediately available. A spokesperson for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to Fox News Digital’s requests for comment and confirmation.

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