Dallas Man Jailed in Neighbor's Slaying After Vowing ‘they Aren't Gonna Take Me Alive'

Police have arrested a man who admitted shooting his neighbor in South Dallas this month and then promised "they aren't gonna take me alive."Jerry Raymond Riedel, 64, was booked Sunday on a murder charge in the July 15 shooting of Wyshawn Gaddy.Police say the 41-year-old victim, who lives next door to the suspect, walked out his back door and approached Riedel and another man, who were talking in the alley behind their homes.As Gaddy approached, he said something to the men that prompted Riedel to pull out a pistol and shoot him, according to his arrest warrant. Riedel began to walk away but then returned and shot Gaddy several more times as he lay on the ground, the warrant says, citing video footage of the confrontation. Gaddy died in the alley, while Riedel went home and then drove away, police said.Officers were called to the neighborhood, and an investigator was speaking to Riedel's wife when he called her. She put the phone on speaker mode while she talked to her husband."I killed him," he said, according to police. "They aren't gonna take me alive."Police issued an alert a day after Gaddy was killed describing Riedel and his getaway vehicle, a silver Toyota Camry.He was arrested Sunday and remains in the Dallas County Jail with bail set at $150,000.  Continue reading...

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