East Dallas Dispute Turns Deadly

Police arrest woman who lived with shooting victim

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    Police say an East Dallas man was shot and killed in a domestic dispute at his apartment. The woman who lives with the man has been arrested in the shooting.

    A woman has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of the East Dallas man with whom she lived.

    Residents of the Villa De Oro Apartments in the 4800 block of Gaston Avenue reported hearing two gunshots just after 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

    Dallas Fire-Rescue crews that responded found 58-year-old Patrick Coleman had been shot. He was taken to a Dallas hospital, where he later died, Dallas police Sgt. Joe Garza said.

    Garza said Coleman and a woman he lived with got into a verbal argument that ended with Coleman's shooting. The woman drove away from the scene, but police later arrested her a few blocks away in the 5700 block of Live Oak Street.

    Detectives said they are not sure if the couple were married or just living together. Police said that another person who lives in the apartment was taken in for questioning but was not a suspect.

    Senior Cpl. Gerardo Monreal said police would not release the suspect's name until she is booked into jail.

    Residents in the small apartment complex gathered outside while police detectives collected evidence and took pictures of the crime scene. Apartment manager Nancy Martin said she talked with Coleman earlier in the day when he told her he would have rent for her by Wednesday.

    Martin and other residents said they were shocked when they found out about the shooting. Martin said she never had any problems with the couple, saying the woman was always nice and friendly to neighbors.

    "She'd give you her right arm," she said. "She's always giving people rides and -- I'm going to be upfront with you -- she's brought me food. If you're hungry, she'll bring you food. They're very nice people. It's shocking. I'm really shocked."