Two Shot Outside Arlington Shopping Center, Man in Custody: Police

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing

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A 23-year-old man is in custody and two people are recovering after gunfire erupted Wednesday in a South Arlington shopping center parking lot, police say.

Anthonee Jones, 23, of Arlington faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, in addition to "a number of outstanding warrants for traffic and drug-related offenses," a police spokesman told NBC 5 Thursday. He is held in the Arlington City Jail as of this writing.

Arlington police said they were called to a shooting in the Bardin Place Center parking lot on the 4600 block of South Cooper Street, on the southwest corner of Cooper and Interstate 20, at about 1:45 p.m.

Officers arrived to find two victims, a 28-year-old. man and a 17-year-old woman, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The woman, who police described as a relative of the suspect, was treated and released from the hospital Wednesday. The man underwent surgery and is expected to recover, police said. Their names were not released by police.

From Texas Sky Ranger, it appeared a large section of the parking lot in front of the Ross Dress for Less store had been cordoned off and a large number of road cones had been concentrated in one area near where the shooting appears to have taken place, possibly marking the location of bullet casings.

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Arlington police investigate a shooting at the Bardin Place Center shopping center, July 8, 2020.

Nearby, a motorcycle was laid down on its side in the middle of the parking area.

Witnesses to the shooting told investigators before the shooting began there was a verbal altercation between the man and woman and a man on the motorcycle, later identified by police as Jones.

Jones remained at the scene after the shooting and was taken into custody by police on an outstanding warrant.

Police have not indicated a possible motive for the shooting.

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