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Mother of 6 Fatally Shot While Working at Dollar General

New surveillance video shows second suspect, police say

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    New Video Released in Dollar General Shooting

    Dallas police have released surveillance video of a second suspect in a deadly dollar store robbery. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)

    Dallas police have released surveillance video of a second suspect in a deadly dollar store robbery.

    Investigators believe the man seen in the newly released video is linked to the murder of 27-year-old Gabrielle Monique Simmons.

    The mother of six was killed Monday at a Dollar General store in east Oak Cliff where she worked.

    Investigators said security cameras captured an armed man demanding property from Simmons at the store in the 4800 block of Sunnyvale Street at about 7 p.m. Monday.

    Fiance of Woman Killed in Store Robbery Speaks OutFiance of Woman Killed in Store Robbery Speaks Out

    The fiance of the woman who was fatally shot Monday when robbed while working at dollar store in Dallas says he plans to take her children back to Mississippi, from which they recently moved to North Texas.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)

    Simmons handed the money to the man, who then shot her in the chest before leaving the store and running down a side street.

    Police said Simmons was rushed to Baylor University Medical Center, where she died shortly after.

    Her sister-in-law, Taiesha Parker, said Simmons and her family moved to North Texas from Mississippi last year for a better life and to give her kids more opportunity. Simmons' children range in age from seven months to 11 years.

    "She didn't deserve it. She left behind a whole league of kids who just don't understand," Parker said.

    Mother of 6 Fatally Shot While Working at Dollar GeneralMother of 6 Fatally Shot While Working at Dollar General

    A mother of six was fatally shot during a robbery while working at a Dollar General store in east Oak Cliff Monday night, police say.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017)

    Parker says Simmons worked at the Dollar General because four of her six children attended the elementary across the street.

    Simmons' fiance, Aris Joseph, said the children are able to stay strong because their mother taught them how.

    "She taught me so much, and I learned so much from her about these kids. That's why I'm not worried, because she put her foot down before she left. She made sure everybody was able to hold up if she ever leave," Joseph said.

    Joseph says his phone has been ringing non-stop since he lost his partner of 11 years. He says he's overwhelmed with the support.

    DPD Share Latest in Dollar General ShootingDPD Share Latest in Dollar General Shooting

    A woman working at an east Oak Cliff Dollar General was fatally wounded in a robbery and shooting Monday night, police say. Police said the store clerk, identified as 27-year-old Gabrielle Simmons, was rushed to Baylor Medical Center where she died shortly after.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017)

    "I appreciate it all from everybody. Really, all I can do is just hold onto my kids, you know, and go with it," Joseph said.

    He said he now plans to take the kids back home to Mississippi.

    The suspected shooter is described as a male, wearing ripped blue jeans, a dark-colored hoodie, a turquoise baseball cap and black tennis shoes with white soles. He was carrying a blue gym bag.

    Police said they believe the second person was acting as a lookout for the gunman inside the store. A description of that second suspect has not been given.

    Woman Fatally Shot at Dallas Dollar GeneralWoman Fatally Shot at Dallas Dollar General

    A woman working at an east Oak Cliff Dollar General was fatally wounded in a robbery and shooting Monday night, police say. Police said the store clerk, identified as 27-year-old Gabrielle Simmons, was rushed to Baylor Medical Center where she died shortly after.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017)

    Oak Farms Dairy announced Tuesday it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment of the killer.

    CrimeStoppers is also offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the gunman. Contact them at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

    If you have any information that could lead to an arrest, contact Dallas police at 214-671-3647.

    A GoFundMe page has been set up by the Simmons's family to help cover funeral costs.

    Dallas Community Fellowship is also taking donations for the family. Monetary donations or items like food, diapers or toiletries can be dropped off at 3015 E. Ledbetter Street in Dallas. You can also call 972-464-7553 or 929-428-9366. 

    NBC 5's Holley Ford and Allie Spillyards contributed to this report.

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