Reward offered in Dallas donut shop slaying


by Staff

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 21 at 7:47 PM

Donut shop murder

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DALLAS — A worker at an East Oak Cliff donut shop was found dead by a customer Monday morning. Police said the victim — 46-year-old Kee Shun Chung — appears to have been shot during a robbery.

The incident was reported shortly after 7 a.m. at NY Donuts in the 330 block of East Ledbetter Drive.

Surveillance video released by police late Monday afternoon what happened. Chung was shot as he tended the shot by himself.

"Right now, we don't have much to go on," said homicide detective Sgt. Larry Lewis. "The owner was well-known in the neighborhood. A lot of people have come up to us and said they visited here quite frequently and he was very friendly and very outgoing, and apparently he was a neighborhood favorite."

"He was a very good guy," agreed donut shop customer Rodney Benson. "Gave to all the kids free donuts."

Lewis appealed to any witnesses to come forward with information about the crime.

"It's pretty sad that that's all taken away from him," Lewis said. "We're just at a loss as to why this occurred; whether it was robbery or something random, we just don't know."

Schepps Dairy is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment of those responsible.