Man Dead After Apparent Gunfight Near Vacant Dallas Building


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A 53-year-old man is facing a murder charge after police claimed he fatally shot someone on July 17, according to the Dallas Police Department.

Dallas police officers were called to a shooting scene on the 3700 block of Spring Avenue, south of Fair Park, at about 6 p.m. Upon arrival, responding officers found Dallas Fire-Rescue personnel already at the scene providing first aid to Chaddrick Hooker, 32, who had been shot near a vacant building.

Officers additionally found Darron Morgan, 53, at the scene, also suffering from a gunshot wound. First responders transported both men to a local hospital, where Hooker died from his injuries.

Police stated their investigation showed that both men had apparently gotten into a fight that led to an exchange of gunfire. Police added that Morgan allegedly fired the shot that killed Hooker.

Dallas police have obtained an arrest warrant for Morgan. The 53-year-old will be arrested upon release from the hospital and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail, where a magistrate will set his bond.

Authorities have not provided any additional information on the motivation or circumstances that led to the gunfight and the consequent killing.

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