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Police release suspect sketch in connection to deadly robbery in southwest Dallas

Police say the shooter demanded money from two people. The suspect eventually shot one of them and stole the victim's phone.
Credit: Dallas Police Department

DALLAS — Police are looking for the suspect that shot and killed a man in a robbery outside of an apartment complex in southwest Dallas on May 9, police said.

The shooting happened around midnight in the 2700 block of Jefferson Boulevard, just east of Loop 12.

According to Dallas police, two people were approached by a suspect in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

The suspect demanded both of the people give him money, but neither one had money on them, police said. The suspect then shot one of them, took his phone and ran south of the parking lot.

Police identified the shooting victim as 25-year-old Eric Montez. 

Police said he was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The Dallas Police Department have since released a sketch of the suspect based on a witness description. They describe him as a Black male who was wearing dark pants, a dark long sleeve shirt and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective David Grubbs (#9159) by calling 214-671-3675 or emailing david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com.

Tipsters can reference the case number, 081651-2022.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment in felony cases. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.

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