1 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting at South Dallas Gas Station: Police

Demetrice Howard, 28, died in an attempted robbery at a gas station


A man was fatally shot while reportedly attempting to rob another man Tuesday night at a gas station in South Dallas, police say.

Officers arrived at about 7:30 p.m. to the Texaco in the 3300 block of South Haskell Avenue, near Dolphin Road, where two men had been shot.

Police said they spoke with a witness and reviewed surveillance video and evidence at the scene and determined that 48-year-old Demetrice Howard approached the witness from the driver's side of the vehicle and attempted to rob him.

A 19-year-old passenger in the vehicle exchanged fire with Howard, police said.

Both men were hospitalized and Howard died of his injuries. The 19-year-old was was treated for a gunshot wound to the upper chest, and was reported to be in stable condition with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

The case will be submitted to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office for a grand jury referral.

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