Man Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting of Dallas Teen

Police arrest a man and accuse him of shooting and killing another man outside of an apartment complex

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A 21-year-old man is in custody and facing a murder charge after being accused of fatally shooting a teenager Tuesday night.

Dallas police said officers were called to a shooting at an apartment complex on the 4000 block of Preferred Place at about 9:30 p.m. and arrived to find a teenager in the parking lot with an apparent gunshot wound.

The teen, identified by police as 18-year-old Tremond Spencer, was hospitalized and later died from his injuries, police said.

Homicide detectives identified 21-year-old Markelen Jerrel Chance as a suspect in Spencer's shooting and took him into custody overnight and transferred him to the Dallas County Jail where he is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Police did not say what led them to identify Chance as the suspect. It's not clear if he's obtained an attorney.

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