Suspect Riding in Vehicle Fatally Shoots Driver in Dallas: Police

A 24-year-old man who was driving in a Dallas neighborhood was allegedly shot and killed by a passenger who was riding in the vehicle early Wednesday morning, police say.

The suspect, Alton Ray, 27, was transported to the Dallas County Lew Sterrett Jail and faces a murder charge.

Dallas police found the vehicle was driven into a lawn in the 1500 block of Brook Valley Lane after the driver was shot, police said. There were three occupants in the car, including the driver who was identified as Tyler Dancer, police said.

Police believe the suspect discharged the gun from the back seat, striking Dancer and causing the car to leave the roadway, police said.

After the vehicle crashed, one male occupant fled the scene and the third person, a juvenile, was detained by police.

The wounded driver was taken to the hospital where he later died.

No other information was available.

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