Detectives say an 18-year-old admitted to fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy Tuesday morning at a parking lot in downtown Dallas. The teen who was killed was later identified as Leroy Hawkins.
The arrestee, identified as Kenaijae Keon Anderson, faces a murder charge, police said. He admitted to the killing in an interview with detectives, police said.
Officers responded to the shooting call just after midnight in the 400 block of N. Akard Street, police said. Two people inside a red 2007 Pontiac, including Hawkins, were involved in an altercation with another man, police said.
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The suspect then shot multiple times into the car, police said. Hawkins was struck while sitting inside the car and the other person was able to run to cover, police said. Witnesses told police they heard five gunshots.
Hawkins was taken to Baylor University Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
The suspected shooter fled the scene, police said. No other information was available.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tipsters can stay anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 214-373-8477. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment for this offense.