Police Identify Teen Who Died Following Fight in Dallas - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Police Identify Teen Who Died Following Fight in Dallas

Dallas police have not said whether they are looking at the incident as a hate crime

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    Teen Killed After Assault Outside McDonald's

    A 19-year-old was killed after he was assaulted outside of a McDonald's in Dallas last week. (Published Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018)

    The family of a Garland teen who died following a fight says he was targeted because of his sexuality.

    Dallas police have not said whether they are looking at the incident as a hate crime.

    They are investigating it as a homicide and asked any witnesses to come forward.

    Police identified 19-year-old DeMarcus Miller as the victim Friday. He graduated from Garland High School in 2017.

    Toddler Towed With Car, Left in Freezing Lot Overnight

    [NATL] Toddler Towed With Car, Left in Freezing Wisconsin Lot Overnight

    A 4-year-old girl was left alone inside a minivan overnight in a Milwaukee tow lot, authorities said. An impaired driver was pulled over and arrested for operating while intoxicated. Officers removed a 10-month-old child from the vehicle but left the 4-year-old girl, who spent the night in the tow lot where temperatures dropped to 19 degrees.

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    His family said he was openly gay and that is why they believe he was attacked last week.

    On Nov. 2 at around 9:30 p.m., police found Miller laying on the sidewalk, unconscious, in front of the McDonald's on Lamar Street in Downtown Dallas.

    Police said he fell and hit his head on the concrete after being punched by another man.

    Miller was taken to a hospital where he died.

    His family said they were planning his funeral and will not rest until the suspect is caught.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Dallas police detective Christopher Walton at 214-671-3632 or via email at christopher.walton@dallascithall.com. Refer to case No. 239225-2018.

    Professor Sues Over Transgender Pronoun Rebuke

    [NATL] Professor Sues Over Transgender Pronoun Rebuke

    A Shawnee State University professor is suing officials after receiving a written warning for violating its nondiscrimination policy by not addressing a transgender student using the gender terms preferred by the student. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor and evangelical Christian, filed a federal lawsuit this month against officials at the university in Portsmouth. 

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward. 

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