Hotel Security Guard Shot, Killed After Argument: Dallas PD

Prior to the shooting, the guard had ordered the suspect to the leave the hotel property, according to investigators.

Dallas police are investigating the shooting death of a hotel security guard that happened overnight Wednesday.

Police say Randal Terrell, 34, shot and killed 72-year-old security guard Adane Weldekiros at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the 9000 block of Vantage Point Drive, along Greenville Avenue and immediately south of Interstate 635.

The shooting was preceded by an argument between the Weldekiros and Terrell, during which time the Weldekiros told Terrell to leave the hotel property, according to investigators.

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Dallas police said 34-year-old Randall Terrell (pictured) was arrested for fatally shooting a hotel security guard.

Terrell left the scene but returned soon after with a gun and fired several shots, police said.

Dallas police officers arrived at the hotel at approximately 1:15 a.m. and found Weldekiros' body lying near the front door of the hotel. The Terrell stayed at the scene and immediately turned himself over to the authorities, police said.

The handgun used in the incident was found next to Terrell in an open briefcase at the time of his arrest.

Terrell was charged with murder and booked into the Dallas County Jail, with a bond set at $100,000.

NBC 5's Holley Ford contributed to this report.

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