Arlington police are hunting for two murder suspects alleged to have shot a man while test-driving a car.
Residents reported an unresponsive man on the road near the 700 block of Port Richmond Way around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Police found him injured and transported him to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his wounds.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 55-year-old Khudhair Hamdan.
Hamdan was helping family members find potential buyers for a used vehicle and was shot and killed by the two suspects when on a test drive. The suspects abandoned the vehicle just over a mile down the road from where Hamdan was shot.
Arlington Police have asked the public to help identify the suspects in a statement:
“Anyone who thinks they recognize the suspects or has any additional information about this case is urged to call Det. Simmons at (817) 459-5735. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at (817) 469-8477.”
Arlington Police also urged the public to be wary of digital marketplaces and conduct digital transactions in safe zones provided to citizens:
“The Arlington Police Department strongly encourages community members who are buying / selling items via digital marketplaces — particularly if they don’t know the people they are purchasing from / selling to — to make the exchanges in the designated safe zones at each of our four patrol stations.”
Nearby, the City of Dallas has experienced a wave of murders in 2023.
According to Dallas’ CompStat Daily Crime Briefing, non-family violence murders and non-negligent manslaughter cases are up 41.46% year-to-date.
The Dallas Express reached out to District Attorney John Creuzot’s office and the Dallas Police Department for comment on rising murders in Dallas but did not receive a response by the time of publication.