A man faces a murder charge after he told Dallas police he shot another man who was trying to rob him Saturday evening in Lake Highlands, according to police documents.
Several people called 9-1-1 about 5:30 p.m. to report that two people shot each other in the 9600 block of Ferris Branch Boulevard. One fled in a gray Dodge Charger.
Officers arrived and found the Rufus White, 45, on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
Police found the Charger in the 10000 block of Ferndale Road and initiated a traffic stop.
The suspect, Derrick Youngblood, was in the front passenger seat with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said.
He was taken to a hospital and later to police headquarters, where he admitted to shooting the victim, police said.
Youngblood, 43, told police that he sells drugs and keeps a large amount of cash in his home. He said he chased White and shot him after White and an accomplice went into the home and robbed him at gunpoint, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
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Surveillance video of the shooting showed Youngblood firing a long gun at White while chasing him, the police documents state.
Youngblood was booked into the Dallas County jail and faces a murder charge.
His girlfriend was driving the car, which had two long guns inside, police said. It's unclear whether she faces any charges.
Alexis Taylor had been singing "Happy Birthday" to her grandmother on her patio when they heard pops.
"I'm so naive, I'm thinking they're fireworks and we heard a louder pop and my uncle's like, no, those are gunshots," Taylor said.
The family rushed the children inside.
"It's unexpected. It's just tragic, period," Taylor said. "Nobody needs to lose their life right now. We're going through too much.”