Dallas teen suspect charged with capital murder after robbery victim dies two months later

dallas teen charged with murder after robbery victim dies two months later
Source: Dallas County Jail, Mega

Jul. 2 2021, Published 1:27 p.m. ET

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An attempted robbery in Dallas led to gunfire where one person was shot. Months later, the victim died and a 17-year-old has been charged with capital murder.

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Around 5:45 a.m. Feb. 11, 21-year-old Kasey Lewis was walking to his vehicle near his home in Dallas, according to authorities.

That is when 17-year-old Melvin Alexander Cruz approached Lewis, police said.

Cruz brandished a gun and demanded property from Lewis, which lead to an exchange of gunfire between Cruz and Lewis, officials said.

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During the gunfire, Lewis was struck and he died from his injuries on April 11, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Cruz was arrested on April 16, but a Dallas County grand jury handed indicted for him on June 30 on a count of capital murder, authorities said.

He remains in the Dallas County jail with bail set at more than $3 million, police said.


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