A suspect is being sought by police for allegedly killing a man in a shooting this Sunday at a GameStop on Buckner Boulevard just off I-30.
The incident took place in a Pleasant Grove shopping center on February 19, just before 6:30 p.m., a news release from the Dallas Police Department said.
Officers responded to the shooting call in the 9200 block of E. RL Thornton Service Road, located in City Councilman Adam Bazaldua’s District 7.
Jacob Cohen, 25, was shot and killed inside the GameStop.
The circumstances around the murder remain unclear as many details have not yet been released.
What is known is that there were two suspects that allegedly shot and killed Cohen.
Garland police arrested one of the two suspects, a juvenile, after he called police from a DART station, according to reporting by Fox 4.
He was apparently shot during the incident and was taken to a Dallas area hospital.
The juvenile suspect has since been transported to Youth Operations Division and the Dallas County Henry Wade Juvenile Center and charged with Capital Murder, according to the release.
Cohen was also armed with a weapon and fired as well, though it is unclear if Cohen shot first or the two suspects did.
Police are looking for a second suspect, 18-year-old Jamison Mills, who is still at large, according to police.
Dallas police have issued a warrant for Mills’ arrest and he faces Capital Murder charges like the other suspect.
The victim, Cohen, knew both of the suspects, according to police.
Murat Ensar Sirdas, who works in the shopping center, spoke to Fox 4 Dallas about what he saw take place.
“Right before I passed the GameStop store I heard six to seven gunshots, and it took me like a couple of seconds to realize that there was a shooting,” said Sirdas, Fox 4 reported.
“Then I saw like 5 to 6 people running away from the GameStop,” he said. “I saw a guy. He was on the floor, and I assumed he was dead. He was not moving.”
The investigation is ongoing.
The police urge anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Yahir Perez at 214-671-4735 or by email at [email protected].
Violent crime in Dallas continues to plague the city and this is especially true in District 7, where this shooting occurred. As The Dallas Express reported in its Crime Boss series, over the course of January, Bazaldua’s district saw 20 robberies, three murders, and seven sexual assaults. Aggravated assaults alone were up by more than 20% year-over-year, according to public data from the Dallas PD.