Drug deal goes bad, two dead at Burger Street (update 2x)

A late-night shooting at the Burger Street / Mockingbird Lane left two people dead on Tuesday evening. Details are sketchy at this hour, but witnesses in the Phoenix Apartments next to Burger Street reported hearing at least nine shots, then watched one person bundled into an ambulance (which rolled with no lights towards Baylor) and one person heard yelling, "I only came here to meet my brother". One body was on the drive-up window driveway, and police were CSI'ing a racked-up Jaguar parked next to the driveway.

The DMN reports two persons were arrested after the incident, which they described as a drug deal gone south. DPD officers scoured the Phoenix' parking lot, while the DPD helicopter circled the area, in an attempt to find the suspect(s). After following a blood-trail to the apartments, two persons, one with a gunshot wound, was taken into custody.

 
 
The male on the ground was identified by witnesses as a brother of one of the victims.

More photos are posted to BD's Flickr account.

The Dallas Morning News story is posted here.

More details about the shooting can be found online at the SMU Daily Campus - click here.


Update from the Dallas Police Department, 1:18pm

The two suspects arrested in the below mentioned double homicide have been identified as Jason Greer Frappier W/M/10-5-86 and Christian Emanual Avalos L/M/1-5-86.  Arrestee Frappier was the suspect who was shot during the offense and he is currently at Baylor Hospital recovering from surgery for a gunshot wound to the elbow.  He is being guarded by officers and will be transferred to jail when he is released.  Each arrestee has been charged with capital murder.   

On 2/16/10 at 10:16 p.m., patrol officers responded to a shooting call at 5500 E. Mockingbird Ln. Upon arrival, Officers found Chad Ryan, w/m/11-22-83, and Robert Allen, w/m/8-16-81, on the parking lot critically wounded from gunshots. Victim Ryan died at the scene. Victim Allen was transported to Baylor Hospital where he also died. Officers followed a blood trail to a nearby apartment where several suspects were located and taken into custody.

It appears that the suspects and victims were involved in a drug transaction when one of the groups tried to rob the other group. Detective's are still interviewing several witnesses at this time. Two suspects are in custody and will be charged with capital murder. One of the suspects arrested was also shot in the arm during the offense and is at Baylor Hospital.

These offenses were documented on case numbers 39994-Y and 40107-Y.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets