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Shooting @ Taco Bell CityPlace leaves one dead in parking lot

Click here to read the DPD's Arrest Warrant

Update 6am Monday from Dallas Police Department

The victim, Marcos Sanchez, a 21 year old Hispanic, was a known drug dealer. He had agreed to meet the suspect, Dyani Brown, a 21 year old Black male, and another witness to complete a drug transaction. He was shot multiple times by Brown, who is now in custody.

Dallas Police are investigating a shooting at the Taco Bell / Pizza Hut on Lemmon @ Washington (near the Super Target), Sunday evening 645pm. Per witnesses and radio reports, the shooter stood next to the car and pumped at least four bullets into the driver's side window. There was one dead on the scene, and one transported to the hospital condition unknown.

From the Dallas Morning News

Police got the shooting call about 6:40 p.m., and later confirmed one person was killed.

The car reversed into the restaurant's exterior wall — whether after or during the shooting was unclear. Its passenger window was completely shattered.

Police sequestered witnesses inside the restaurant and released few details about the killing. The medical examiner showed up about 8 p.m. with a stretcher and prepared to remove the body from the car.

From DFW Scanner -

Shooting (Dallas) 2404 N. Washington Ave. - Reporting persons advising two unknown suspects just shot someone in the parking lot of the Taco Bell. Suspects are two black males that fled in different directions,

Suspect One is wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans shorts, Suspect Two is wearing a navy blue shirt and blue jeans shorts.

Suspect One fled unknown direction in a silver or grey unknown model Chrysler, Suspect Two fled on foot towards the housing projects at 3535 Munger Ave.

Elements advising they have multiple witnesses also requesting additional elements along with P.E.S. and CAPERS Homicide.

Photos by BD are posted here. Warning - Victim photos are NSFW.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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A Kodak Moment - busted for curfew, flipping the bird at the photographer. How cute...

BD has been sitting on this set of photos since last weekend, even though I posted a few teasers about the bratty teenagers in them on my Facebook page.

Just before midnight, Saturday, August 25th, a DPD bait-car (wired up with cameras and remote shut-off controls) was stolen. That's the goal in life for these cars, remember. The tracking signal was picked up near Mockingbird and Greenville Avenues. Within minutes, it led officers to a location near the Office Depot on Upper Greenville. By the time several squad cars flooded the area, BD was yelling at his scanner, "He's eating chicken fingers in Raising Cane's - go get him!"

BD was running errands nearby, so he ran over for some photo ops. On his arrival, several DPD cars were in the parking lot. The alleged perp was being interrogated in the back corner. And on the sidewalk, lined up like ducks, were four teenagers. Surely not all of these kids were busted in the same bait car, were they??? BD was told off-the-record by people at the restaurant the four teens were being detained for curfew violations and being a little rowdy in the restaurant. No one's willing to tell much more than that. Two of the kids (one was wearing a BL shirt) were with (older) friends in the restaurant, who were waiting around for him to be released.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Fatal accident on Central Expressway off-ramp

by Monika Diaz / WFAA News 8

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM / Updated at 5 AM

DALLAS — Two people who were apparently trying to fill their car's gasoline tank on a busy off-ramp were struck by another vehicle Sunday night.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office said Margaret Wilson, 22, died. Another woman was seriously hurt.

Police said the accident happened at the Knox-Henderson exit from southbound North Central Expressway shortly before 9 o'clock. A total of three vehicles were involved in the crash, and the exit was shut down during the police investigation.

Click here for WFAA story

Click here to see BD's photos at the scene

Click here to read the DPD's Incident Report

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Austin Police to start enforcing 50-foot rule to record them in public

By Carlos Miller - Photography Is Not A Crime

Austin police are trying their best to deter Antonio Buehler from recording them in public, doing everything from arresting him, accusing him of "inciting violence" against them and attempting to create a rule in his honor that would require citizens with cameras to stand at least 50 feet away from police officers

But Buehler is hardly deterred, vowing to keep cops within the scopes of his video camera.

And the West Point grad is not alone, having created a growing movement called Peaceful Streets where fellow activists join him in recording cops interacting with the public.

Click here for the complete story

By Avi S. Adelman under Crimewatch , Safe streets
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Two dead in shooting @ 5700 block of Marquita

From the Dallas Police Department's Public Information Office -

At approximately 12:09 am Officers responded to a shooting call in the 5700 block of Marquita Street.

Upon their arrival they found two individuals, a man and woman, shot and lying on the front porch deceased.

[BD Note - The DPD report indicates the shooting occurred on the front porch of 5711 Marquita, which per DCAD is owned by one of the victims.]

The two complainants were identified as: Lemma, Yayehyirad, B/M/6-19-1972 and Desta, Yenenesh B/F/2-28-1981. Next of kin has been made. Service numbers 201991-Z and 202131-Z.

This an active investigation No additional information at this time.

From the Dallas Morning News - According to police, Lemma is the owner of Desta, an Ethiopian restaurant on Greenville Avenue near Forest Lane.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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