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21-year-old man shot, killed in Cedars neighborhood, Dallas police say

The man's death marks at least the 18th homicide Dallas has seen so far in 2020.
Credit: Martin Doporto, WFAA

DALLAS — Updated at 11:50 a.m. to update the number of homicides Dallas has had in 2020.

A 21-year-old man was shot and killed in a shooting Tuesday night in the Cedars neighborhood, Dallas police said. 

Jalon Spencer was shot shortly before 9:45 p.m., police said.

The shooting happened on the 1900 block of South Akard Street near an apartment complex, according to police at the scene. 

Police said they received multiple 911 calls about a shooting and officers found Spencer wounded in the parking lot when they arrived on the scene. 

He was taken to a local hospital by first responders, where he later died. 

Several witnesses told police they saw a car leaving the parking lot around the time of the shooting, according to officials. 

A SWAT team was on scene and did enter one apartment they thought had noises coming from it, according to police, but it was given the all-clear. 

Police did not have a motive for the shooting as of 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and are asking for the public's help if they have any information. 

Spencer's death marks at least the 18th homicide Dallas has seen so far in 2020. 

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