Two Brothers Arrested for Beating Man to Death in Dallas

Antonio Seb Tzub and Reginaldo Seb Tzub | Image by Dallas County Jail

Two brothers were arrested in connection to a fatal assault in Dallas that occurred on Saturday.

The Dallas Police Department announced that 36-year-old Antonio Seb Tzub and 33-year-old Reginaldo Seb Tzub had been booked in Dallas County jail on murder charges.

The suspects have each been issued a bond of $1 million; additionally, there appears to be an ICE hold, as they are reportedly unlawful migrants.

The Tzubs were allegedly seen kicking and punching 25-year-old Efrain Xicol Quej in a parking lot located in the 2700 block of Northaven Road on March 16. Dallas police officers responded to the call at around 6:45 p.m., discovering Xicol Quej unresponsive.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he died of his injuries.

No information has been released on what might have motivated the alleged attack on Xicol Quej. The fatal assault occurred in District 6, which is represented by Council Member Omar Narvaez.

District 6 had logged the most reports of crime this year — 2,448 — as of March 20, according to data from the City’s crime analytics dashboard. Simple assaults ranked fourth most prevalent there, dwarfed by high rates of motor vehicle theft, drug violations, and theft from motor vehicle offenses.

Five of the 45 murders logged citywide occurred in the district, with most homicide victims being black and Hispanic males.

The Dallas Police Department has been grappling with a significant staffing shortage. Just 3,000 officers are fielded despite a City report recommending a force of 4,000 to promote public safety adequately. As a result, specific categories of crime have jumped in certain areas.

For instance, Downtown Dallas saw eight times more time than Forth Worth’s city center in February, according to a comparative analysis from the Metroplex Civic & Business Association. This disparity was most apparent in auto thefts, with the former logging 61 times more than the latter. Fort Worth also patrols its city center with a specialized police unit and private security guards.

City leaders opted to budget DPD just $654 million this fiscal year, far less than the spending in other high-crime jurisdictions, such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

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