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Man, 22, fatally shot during late-night drug deal in Dallas, police say

A 22-year-old man was pronounced dead after he was found slumped over in a driver's seat, according to authorities.
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DALLAS — Dallas police have arrested a 19-year-old in connection with a homicide that occurred Monday night.

According to detectives, the shooting happened during a drug deal between the victim and suspect. 

Around 11 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a shooting call near the 11600 block of Dennis Road.

When police arrived, they found 22-year-old Jeremy Michael Averett slumped in the driver's seat with a gunshot wound to his chest, authorities say. 

Medics transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to officials. 

Eissa Yanouri-Roa, 19, who has been identified as the suspect by police, also went to the hospital because of a gunshot wound to his waist and hip area, authorities say.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, a witness told police she went with Averett to make a drug transaction with Yanouri-Roa.

At one point, Yanouri-Roa got into Averett's vehicle. The witness told police Yanouri-Roa asked Averett to stop the vehicle several times but he refused. 

That's when Yanouri-Roa and Averett pulled weapons on each other and gunshots were exchanged, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. 

Police say once Yanouri-Roa was released from the hospital, he was interviewed by the homicide detectives. 

According to authorities, Yanouri-Roa refused to give a statement. He was identified by the witness and booked at the Dallas County Jail on a murder charge, police say. 

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