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Suspected Gunman in Dallas Industrial Park Shooting Arrested

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    Suspected Gunman in Dallas Industrial Park Shooting Arrested
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    Donald Joe Benavidez, inset, is suspected of shooting two people outside a business on Mercantile Row, May 16, 2019.

    The suspected gunman who opened fire on two people over a missed trip has been arrested, police say.

    Dallas police arrested 37-year-old Donald Joe Benavidez Thursday night at a hotel without incident.

    Benavidez, police said, went to 5151 Mercantile Row, Showtech Productions, at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday and got into an argument with two employees. The argument spilled outside where police said Benavidez pulled out a weapon and shot the other two men multiple times.

    Sgt. Warren Mitchell said an employee of the business, who had a gun, then came outside and began shooting at Benavidez, who drove away in a Subaru sedan.

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    Mitchell said witnesses said the argument between the men may have had to do with a trip Benavidez wasn't invited on. Mitchell said investigators were looking into the possibility Thursday that the Benavidez was a former employee -- they do know he is not a current employee.

    Specifics about the injuries to the two men have not been released but they were last reported to be in critical condition.

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