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No Leads in Dallas Slaying Case

Mother lost her only child after he was shot and killed in May



    The family of Robert Salas is asking for the public's help finding the person who gunned him down in a store parking lot as he waited to pick his mother up from work. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012)

    A North Texas family is asking for the public's help in catching a killer.

    Robert Salas, 28, was sitting in his car at the parking lot of the Marshall's in the 3400 block of West Illinois Avenue waiting to pick up his mother when he was shot and killed.

    Days after the slaying, Dallas police were looking for a dark-colored car seen leaving the site of the shooting.

    But now, seven months later, police have not received any tips, leads or clues, despite a $35,000 reward.

    "They are trying, but they need the general public to come forward," said Salas' uncle, Robert Thompson.

    Thompson said his nephew's death is heart-wrenching.

    "What happened to Robert is a tragedy and it was done by somebody also not in the right mind, but somebody I view as a coward," he said.

    Salas was his mother's only child.

    "She relives this every day, minute by minute, hour by hour," Thompson said. "It's still as fresh as it had happened less than five minutes ago."

    Salas took care of his mother after his father died when he was 16 years old.

    "She needs this, it's going to bring closure to her," Thompson said. "We're years away from her being able to have a full day without thinking about this."

    Dec. 29 would have been Salas' 29th birthday.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477) or 1-877-373-8477. All information is confidential.