Victim's Family Disputes Argument Over Parking Space Led to Deadly Shooting

The shooting happened on Routh St. shortly after 2 a.m.

The family of a young father shot and killed in Uptown is disputing that the shooting was over a parking spot, as Dallas police have said.

The shooting happened on Routh Street near Cedar Springs Road shortly after the bars in the area closed at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Detectives at the scene told NBC 5 off-camera that there was an argument over a parking space and that's when a person pulled out a gun and shot both the driver and passenger inside a car. 

The driver, identified as 29-year-old Demondre Green, died.

The passenger was rushed to Parkland Hospital with no life-threatening injuries. 

Green leaves behind a wife and three young children.

Green's family told NBC 5 on Sunday afternoon that the shooting was not over a parking spot. 

They said Green and his brother were trying to leave but the suspect's vehicle was parked too close to their car.

Green's brother was outside trying to guide the car out of the parking spot when the suspect shot at them, according to family.

"I heard about six gunshots, pretty fast like bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang," said Paul Feinberg who lives nearby. "I thought it was a TV show that I was watching."

The uptown resident then looked outside of his window.

"I saw a lot of commotion outside of a car," he said. "Figured nothing happened but then they started screaming, his friend or brother looked very distraught."

Green's family tell NBC 5 his brother is doing okay after being shot.

Police have not arrested a suspect or provided a suspect or suspect vehicle description as of Sunday night.

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