DALLAS - Police are investigating the possibility that a man who shot a Good Samaritan outside a pub early Thursday morning may be linked to another Dallas-area crime.
Dallas police were alerted to the shooting outside the Sherlock's Pub and Grill around 12:46 a.m.
Witnesses told police Donald Morrow, 36, was shot while attempting to stop an armed man holding up a bartender outside the pub off 9100 North Central Expressway. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.
Margie Morrow, the victim's mother, said her son frequently helped others in need.
"He died like he lived," Mrs. Morrow said. "He wouldn't give a second thought. He didn't take time to think. If there was a need, if there was a wrong, he was a righter of wrongs."
Donald Morrow was a volunteer for the neighborhood watch and he would often stop if he saw a motorist in need. His mother said he often told her sometimes bad things happen to good people.
"And the one thing he'd say, as much as it hurts as a mom, everything happens for a reason," Mrs. Morrow said. "We don't always see it, we don't always know it... But it does."
No one else was injured in the incident. Sources said the original intended target was expected to return to work Thursday.
"[The bartender] said that Don saved their lives," Morrow's mother said. "He said 'My girlfriend and I would not be alive if it had not been for him last night."
The two spoke Thursday afternoon and the employee thanked Margie Morrow for raising a son who would risk his life to help his friends.
"It's very comforting to know that, as a mother, you're not the only one who has that opinion about your son," Mrs. Morrow said.
Authorities are looking at nearby surveillance video from an ATM machine and have not yet released a detailed description of the suspect. A source told News 8 the suspect in the fatal shooting may also be involved in a separate burglary and aggravated assault case in Dallas.
Police have asked that anyone with information on the case to call 214-671-3661.