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Another ‘Mall Murder’ in Texas

Five people were killed in one week

Dallas police are looking for answers following the fifth shooting death of a city resident in one week.

Timothy Stooksberry, 53, was reportedly shot in his car outside a shopping center on May 3, marking Dallas’s fifth murder in a week. Dallas police department homicide detectives are searching for leads in the case.  

Dallas police responded to a shooting call on May 3 around 2 pm and found Stooksberry in a silver SUV. Stooksberry had been shot while sitting in his car. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

According to the Dallas News, this was the fifth fatal shooting in one week, and one of five shooting deaths on Wednesday alone.  

Earlier in the day on May 3 at 11:21 am, 56-year-old Alexander Carter and 54-year-old Ricky Jones were found shot dead in a South Dallas apartment after police responded to a 911 call reporting gunfire.

Authorities are actively seeking information in the case and ask anyone who may have information to contact Homicide Detective Isom at 214-671-3701 or andrea.isom@dallascityhall.com and reference case #098708-2017.

Police are also investigating the recent death of a mother and child. Police discovered 28-year-old Wallette Ross and her daughter, 2-year-old Hayleigh Fields were found dead in their home.

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According to the Dallas News, the Dallas County medical examiner’s office ruled the child’s death a homicide and the mother’s death a suicide.

Meanwhile, anyone with information on Stooksberry’s death is asked to contact Detective Tonya McDaniel at 214-671-4236, or email tonya.mcdaniel@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.
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