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2 Confess to Fatal Shooting Outside Sherlock's

Two arrested, confess to shooting



    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012)

    Two people have confessed to a fatal shooting outside a Dallas bar after being arrested by police, investigators say.

    According to police, 19-year-old Justin Gerald Jones and 17-year-old Tierra Ladarryl Winters admitted their roles in the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Donald Morrow.

    Witnesses reported that Jones pulled a gun on two potential victims outside of Sherlock's when Morrow attempted to hit Jones in an effort to prevent the crime.  Police told NBC 5 that Jones then pulled the trigger, shooting and killing Morrow.

    Police said Jones and Winters admitted to robbing several other people in the area before the fatal shooting and that Jones admitted to being the shooter and Winters admitted to being his driver.

    2 Confess to Shooting Outside Sherlock's Pub

    [DFW] 2 Confess to Shooting Outside Sherlock's Pub
    Two people arrested Wednesday have been charged with capital murder for the killing of Donald Morrow.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012)

    In an interview with police, Winters said she drove Jones to several locations where he committed several robberies.  She said she stopped in front of a Chinese restaurant near Park Lane and Central Expressway when Jones got out of the car and started walking toward the highway.  A few moments later, she said she heard a gunshot and saw Jones running toward the car.

    She drove through the parking lot, picked up Jones in front of a Sports Authority store, and the pair left the scene.

    A man was captured on video surveillance in the area and was later identified by three witnesses, as well as Winters, as Jones.

    Police said both Jones and Winters gave investigators information in the case that only the suspects and witnesses would know.

    Another witness told police he and Jones committed an aggravated robbery on the 4800-block of Sunnyvale, before the string of robberies that ended with Morrow's murder. The witness told police he and Jones, armed with a small handgun, stole a tan-colored Nissan and that Jones kept the vehicle and later told him that he'd shot someone during a robbery.

    Both Jones and Winters have been charged with capital murder.  Bond has not been set for either suspect.

    NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this report.