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Dallas man shot to death last month, police have now arrested a suspect for murder

dallas man shot to death in parking lot suspect arrested
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Sep. 9 2021, Published 10:34 a.m. ET

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A 39-year-old Dallas man was shot and killed during a fight in August and now police say the murder suspect has been arrested.

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On the night of Aug. 15, the Dallas Police Department said officers responded to a 911 that reported a shooting.

Once at the scene, officers said they found a man lying in the middle of the street with multiple gunshot wounds. According to authorities, Dallas Fire-Rescue arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the victim as 39-year-old Jose Avila, officials said.

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During the investigation, detectives determined that Angel Martinez, 21, was responsible for the murder of Avila.

According to a witness, a group drove Avila to meet up with Martinez at the location of the shooting, The Dallas Morning News reported. From there, the witness told The Dallas Morning News that they heard gunshots and saw Avila fall to the ground.

After Martinez pointed a gun at his vehicle, the witness said he drove off and called 911, The Dallas Morning News reported.

On Sept. 5, police said Martinez was arrested and charged with the murder of Avila.

He is currently in the Dallas County Jail with bail set at $500,000, according to The Dallas Morning News.


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