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Man arrested in connection to deadly shooting at Arlington apartment, police say

Arlington police say Darius Brown has been charged for Donald Hunt's murder. According to them, Hunt was in a relationship with Brown's relative.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Arlington police said a suspect has been arrested and charged for the shooting death of a man found at an apartment complex in August.

The police department identified the victim as Donald Hunt and the suspect as Darius Brown. 

On Aug. 26, officers responded to an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Cypress Club Drive after getting a call about a reported shooting, police say. 

Upon arrival, police said they found Hunt lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

According to officers, Hunt was in a relationship with one of Brown's relatives. Investigators believe the two got in an argument about that relative inside Hunt's apartment, which led up to the shooting.

An arrest affidavit obtained by WFAA says Brown came to the apartment after learning his relative and Hunt got into an argument, which allegedly escalated to Hunt hitting her. Witnesses told police they heard the couple arguing all day and saw Brown arrive asking if Hunt was in the apartment, the affidavit said. 

According to the affidavit, the relative told police Brown and Hunt were arguing in the living room, and she had walked away during the argument. The relative said she heard the two arguing then there was a moment of silence and several gunshots were fired. 

The relative returned to the living room, found Hunt had been shot and left to seek help. Witnesses told police they saw Brown run downstairs and drive away after the gunshots were fired, the affidavit said.

Arlington police said Brown was found and arrested on Sept. 3 by members of the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force. The 32-year-old has been charged with murder.

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