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Arrest Made in Connection to 13-Year-Old's Shooting Death: Dallas Police

Malik Tyler, 13, was struck by a stray bullet Tuesday night

Dallas police made an arrest Wednesday in connection to the Tuesday night shooting death of a 13-year-old in Pleasant Grove.

Police arrested Datrail Clayton, 21, and charged him with the murder of 13-year-old Malik Tyler. Tyler was struck by a stray bullet and killed outside a gas station in the 9400 block of Bruton Road before 8 p.m. Tuesday night, police said.

His death marked the fourth teenager to be killed in Dallas in a five-day span.

Tyler was walking out of the gas station with some of his friends when men in two separate cars started to shoot at each other, police said. One of the stray bullets struck Tyler.

After the shooting, police said they were looking for a silver Chrysler 300 in relation to the shooting.

Clayton was previously charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to documents, for which he served two years in prison. He was also charged with evading arrest and possession of marijuana in May.

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