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Victim fatally shot inside Dallas motel, police say

Police say when they arrived at the motel, they found a 42-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head.
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DALLAS — A man was shot to death Saturday night at a motel in Dallas, police say. 

Authorities say around 7:24 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shooting call at the Lamplighter Motel at 9033 E. R L Thornton Freeway.

When officers arrived, a 42-year-old man was found inside one of the rooms with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. 

Authorities believe 31-year-old Jose Tamez-Cano is responsible for the shooting death. Investigators say the victim and Tamez-Cano got into an argument that escalated.

At this time, police have obtained an arrest warrant for Tamez-Cano and say he is still at large. 

Anyone with information on Tamez-Cano's whereabouts is asked to call Det. Nathan Heathcote at 214-671-4320 or contact him via email at nathan.heathcote@dallascityhall.com. Please refer case no. 172267-2019.

Crime Stoppers is also offering up to $5,000 for information leading up to an arrest. They can be reached at 214-373-8477.

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