2 Arrested, Charged in Connection to Deadly Dallas Concert Mass Shooting

Investigation into a fatal shooting at outdoor concert ongoing

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Two men have been charged in connection to a deadly shooting at a Dallas concert venue in April.

According to the Dallas Police Department, officers arrested 25-year-old Astonial Calhoun and 26-year-old Devojiea Givens on Wednesday and charged them with felony deadly conduct.

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia talked about the arrests during a Thursday afternoon briefing.

"There is a lot of work still being done with a lot of agencies assisting and that's as much as we are going to say with the case being as it is at this point," Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said. "These are the charges that are here now. These may change at some point."

Police said the charges stem from the shooting that happened on April 2 on Cleveland Road.

Officers responded to a shooting at an unpermitted trail ride and concert at 5050 Cleveland Road at around 12:13 a.m. Promoters for the event called it the "Second Annual Epic Easter Bike Out and Field Party."

Dallas Chief of Police Eddie Garcia spoke to reporters Thursday following the arrests of two men in connection to a deadly shooting at a Dallas concert venue in April.

Dallas police said 16 people, including four minors, were shot during the concert. A 17th person was also injured at the scene, but not by gunfire.

Kealon Dejuane Gilmore, 26, was killed in the shooting. Gilmore is reported to have been shot in the head near the stage and died at the scene.

"It took a bit of the burden off me," Gilmore's mother, Shalonda Gilmore, said at a Thursday news conference with an attorney by her side. "I still don't have my son at the end of the day. It's just the beginning. It's going to be a long process."

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According to the Dallas Police Department, officers arrested Astonial Calhoun, 25, and Devojiea Givens, 26, on Wednesday and charged them with felony deadly conduct.

According to police, the preliminary investigation determined that after a fight that broke out at the event, Calhoun and Givens both fired handguns into the crowd.

"I don't really know how to feel about this right now because I don't know, it's the 'why?' for me," Monecia Anderson said. Her 22-year-old daughter, Jazmin Anderson, was shot in the head. She is out of the hospital and home recovering.

"She's a walking miracle," Monecia Anderson said. "That's what I pretty much call her. She is a walking miracle."

Still, all those involved are having to face emotional scars that may never heal.

Not only that I'm hurt because of my son," Gilmore said. "I'm hurt because my other son had to witness it. I have on that's gone and one that's having problems now. He's not the same. I'm not the same. None of us are the same."

Givens and Calhoun were taken to the Dallas County Jail. Bond will be determined by a magistrate.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, police said. Officers are working to identify other suspects who fired weapons and other suspects involved in the fight leading up to the shooting.

"There's a cost to pay," Jazmin Anderson's father said. "It's not in my hands to judge you. It's not in my hands to convict you. That's between the law and up to God. So you will have your day coming in court."

The Homicide Unit asks anyone with video footage or pictures from the scene on the night of the shooting to please upload them to this link.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Unit Detective Christopher Anderson at 214-671-3616 or c.anderson@dallascityhall.com.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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