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Man Charged with Capital Murder in Southeast Dallas Shooting

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A suspect in a fatal southeast Dallas shooting in June is facing a capital murder charge.

Angel Eugene Billegas was arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of 28-year-old Jeffrey Miller, who was found shot to death in a car on June 25. That day, at about 7:30 p.m., officers were called to a shooting in the 2000 block of Dowdy Ferry Road.

Upon arrival, responding officers found Miller in a silver Honda Accord. He had been shot in the torso. As stated in an arrest warrant affidavit, Dallas-Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police said a witness told investigators that he was present when Miller crashed his vehicle; he said he had seen a woman in a long, black skirt at a property nearby. According to the witness, the woman yelled “Jeff!” and ran towards the vehicle.

Investigators located the woman and interviewed her. She said Miller had bragged about robbing a CVS on Lemmon Avenue in Uptown Dallas. She told police that four other people — including Billegas — were at the robbery location during the crime.

Miller additionally showed her “a large wad of money” and had a jar of marijuana, she said.

A man who was also present at the location told detectives that Miller showed “a large stack of money” believed to be from robbing the store. The man claimed he saw Billegas show a gun to the woman police had interviewed and tell her “he wanted the money.”

The man and the woman told investigators that they heard multiple gunshots when they were inside a building on the property, but when they went outside, they did not see Billegas or Miller.

As written in the affidavit, another man told detectives that Miller called him shortly before 7:30 p.m. that day and asked for help.

According to that man, Miller said, “Angel just pulled a gun on me, and he’s trying to rob me.”

When shown a photograph of Billegas, the man confirmed that it was Billegas.

Police also said multiple people called in anonymously to identify Billegas as the gunman. Police said they did not find a jar of marijuana or money in Miller’s vehicle.

Billegas was taken to the Dallas County jail; his bail has been set at $2.5 million.

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