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Teen accused of killing rival during feud at Arlington gas station

Arlington teenager fatally shot after an altercation, witnesses tell police

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An Arlington man is facing a murder charge, accused of killing a teen he'd been feuding with at a gas station Sunday night.

At about 8:17 p.m. Sunday, Arlington Police said officers were called to a shooting at a QT gas station in the 4900 block of Little Road.

When officers arrived, they reported finding a 17-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds inside a car parked near a pump. The teen, identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office as Brad Gruver, was pronounced dead at the scene.

After speaking to at least three witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage, investigators learned the victim and the suspected shooter, identified by police as 18-year-old Taymour Makarem, got into a heated argument at the gas station.

An arrest warrant affidavit obtained by NBC 5 said Gruver was recorded pulling into the gas station and can be seen on video slowing next to Makarem who was walking through the parking lot. Police said the pair then argued and Makarem pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Gruver multiple times "at almost point-blank range" as he sat in his vehicle.

Three other people were in the car with Gruver at the time of the shooting, though police said none of them were injured.

Witnesses identified Makarem as the shooter and told police he ran from the gas station. Makarem was arrested about a mile away at the intersection of Treepoint Drive and Paces Trail.

Tarrant County Jail, NBC 5 News
Booking photo for Taymour Makarem.

According to investigators, it appears Makarem and the victim knew each other and had been feuding for some time.

Makarem was booked into the Arlington City Jail on one count of murder. He is currently being held in the Tarrant County Jail on a $100,000 bond. It's not clear if Makarem has obtained an attorney to speak on his behalf.

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