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    18-Year-Old Shot, Killed Looking Out Apartment Window

    Dallas police say an 18-year-old woman was shot and killed while looking out her own apartment window Saturday afternoon. (Published Monday, Feb. 26, 2018)

    Dallas police say an 18-year-old woman was shot and killed while looking out her apartment window Saturday afternoon.

     

    Investigators said the woman and her 16-year-old sister were at their apartment on the 5700 block of Highland Hills Drive when at about 2 p.m. when they heard a disturbance outside. Both walked over to the second-floor window and and somene shot at them from the ground. 

    18 Year Old Shot, Killed While Looking Out Apartment Window18 Year Old Shot, Killed While Looking Out Apartment Window

    Dallas police say an 18-year-old woman was shot and killed while looking out her own apartment window Saturday afternoon.

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018)

    Nequacia Jacobs, 18, was hit in the torso. She was taken to the hospital but later died of her injuries.

    Jacobs' sister, whose name has not been released, was also shot and taken to the hospital but is said to have injuries that are not life threatening.

    Late Saturday night, Dallas police released additional information including photos of the suspected gunman

    Investigators describe him as a black male, wearing a dark-colored hoodie with a distinct logo on the back and writing on the left sleeve. He was seen arriving in a white Dodge Charger with tinted windows and a white rear spoiler.

    The vehicle is believed to be between a 2005 and a 2010 model with stock black wheels.

    Police are still investigating and so far have not made an arrest.

    Jacobs was part of the All Stars Project of Dallas, an after school development program that teaches young people life and business lessons.

    Leaders with the program describe Jacobs as a bright and beautiful young woman who wanted a better life and wanted to get her family out of their Oak Cliff neighborhood.

    Neighbors are trying to cope with the latest act of violence around them.

    "It's crazy because people can't even feel safe in their own home," said Eric Collins.

    Collins, his brother and their cousin live in the unit below Jacobs.

    "I just heard three shots, I was right there by the window just sleeping and I got up. I was fixing to look out the window but said nah, they could still be shooting so I got to the ground and then I heard somebody upstairs falling down and we heard them like screaming," he said.

    Neighbors placed flowers, balloons and teddy bears on the stairway that leads up to Jacobs' apartment unit.

    Jacobs attended South Oak Cliff High School.

    There is a prayer vigil planned in her honor on Tuesday evening at 7 in the parking lot of Village Fair school, the temporary location for SOC.



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