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Man arrested in connection to fatal shooting near Tama Park in Oak Cliff, police say

First responders took the woman to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries.
Credit: Dallas County
Leon Lacy, 30

DALLAS — Updated at 9:15 a.m. Thursday with names of the individuals involved and additional details from police. 

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon near Tama Park in Oak Cliff, Dallas police said. 

Leon Lacy allegedly shot and killed 40-year-old Callisha Parks, according to police. He has been arrested on a murder charge. 

The shooting occurred shortly before 1 p.m. on the 1300 block of Valley Street, according to witnesses. They told police that when they saw Parks get out of a red SUV, they heard "multiple shots" being fired toward her from the direction of the SUV.

Witnesses said she ran and then collapsed in a field, which is where police officers found her and rendered aid until Dallas Fire-Rescue arrived.

First responders took Parks to a local hospital, where she died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said homicide detectives arrived on scene and then found an SUV matching the one Parks had gotten out of earlier. 

Lacy was allegedly driving the vehicle, with a .380 caliber handgun in plain view in the car. A box of ammunition and rounds inside the gun had the same headstamp as casings found at the crime scene, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

He was taken to Dallas Police Headquarters for questioning and told detectives he had been in the area looking for a girlfriend or wife, but denied any involvement in the crime, according to the affidavit. 

He is currently being held in Lew Sterrett Jail. His bail has not yet been set. 

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