Teen dead after fatal shooting at Texas waterpark Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, suspect charged

Source: Unplash; Arlington County jail

Jun. 25 2021, Published 4:05 p.m. ET

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A man is under arrest after he allegedly fatally shot a teenager at a popular Texas waterpark, authorities said.

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On June 23 around 7 p.m., off-duty Deputy Chief Chris Cook heard cars honking in the parking lot of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Arlington and went to check out what was happening, KTVT reported.

Cook said he saw six to eight people in what "appeared to be like a fist fight with punches being thrown” and then heard a gunshot.

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The incident was sparked after a man police believe to be Cameron Lavon Stephens,18, approached a group in the parking lot and asked if they “got beef with 2100 or Famous John,” the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported, citing an arrest affidavit.

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One person in the group stated they didn’t know what he was talking about, according to the affidavit.

The suspect then ran to his vehicle and allegedly began shooting, striking Dai’trell Teal, 16, in the back. He died shortly after at Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Two eyewitnesses later picked Stephens out of a photo lineup and identified him as the shooter.

The Arlington Police Department and United States Marshals Service North Texas Fugitive Task Force tracked Stephens down at a Dallas convenient store and took him into custody.

He faces a murder charge and is currently being held in the Arlington jail.


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