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Police searching for suspects who stole over $3k in gas in three days



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DALLAS The Dallas Police Department is searching for two men suspected of stealing over $3,000 of gas from a Shell on Stemmons Freeway.

The theft reportedly took place over the course of three days after two men tampered with a gas station pump.

On September 29 the men paid for $5 worth of fuel inside the station before returning to their pump and prying it open, according to Dallas Morning News.

The two allegedly opened the pump’s front panel and disabled the manual shut off switch before filling up a line of waiting cars.

The gas station owner told WFAA that the thieves returned to the broken pump over the course of the next two days.

Once the owner had discovered the pump had been tampered with $3,550 in fuel had been stolen.

Surveillance footage shows the suspects drove a white Chrysler 300 and a blue Camaro with two white stripes on the trunk.

Dallas Police are urging anyone with information on the two suspects to contact them at 214-671-8066.

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17-year-old Charged with capital murder, allegedly arranged drug deal that ended in fatal shooting



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By Lauren Sanchez, Texas Breaking News

DALLAS, Texas — A 17-year-old has been Charged with capital murder for his alleged involvement in a drug deal that left the 22-year-old son of a Dallas ISD trustee shot dead.

According to an arrest affidavit, Ladarrion Kelly was involved in the fatal shooting of Christopher Whitfield that took place August 15 in east Oak Cliff.

The shooting was reported in the 3600 block of Utah Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. that day.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Christopher shot in the chest.

According to Dallas Morning News, Christopher died after being taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Maxie Johnson, Christopher’s father and the representative for West Dallas, Oak Lawn, Uptown and South Oak Cliff on the Dallas ISD school board, told investigators his son had been planning to meet someone called “LD” before the shooting.

The affidavit states that Christopher also received a text message with an address from a contact saved as a snake emoji.

Dallas Morning News reports an individual, whose name has been redacted from the affidavit, called Christopher and warned him that Kelly and his friends were planning to rob him.

A witness also told police he saw a group of men, including the shooter, approach Christopher to make a drug transaction.

The witness reportedly watched from the bushes as the shooter opened fire on Christopher and shot him in the chest.

Sources say the witness fired his own weapon back at the group after the victim had been shot.

The group allegedly went through Christopher’s pockets then fled the scene.

Police report Kelly made a call roughly an hour after the shooting, telling someone “that play went down wrong,” and that they should pretend they didn’t know what happened.

Two days after the shooting, Kelly went to police headquarters for a voluntary interview.

He allegedly told investigators he contacted Christopher to buy drugs and sent him an address for the transaction.

Kelly allegedly denied being involved in the robbery and claimed he ran away once someone started shooting at Christopher.

During a second interview a few days later, Kelly admitted he gave police false information and told investigators several people were at the drug deal during the shooting.

The affidavit states he insisted he did not witness the shooting.

Dallas Morning News says a warrant was issued for Kelly’s arrest after social media searches and phone records corroborate a witness account that contradicted Kelly’s testimony.

Kelly was arrested later that day and has been booked into Dallas County Jail.

His bond has been set at $500,000.

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UPDATE: More details released on officer involved shooting



UPDATE: More details have been released on the officer involved shooting that took place in Mesquite Saturday afternoon.

According to CBSDFW, an armed suspect driving a stolen vehicle was pursued by police out of Mesquite and into Dallas where the chase ended in a neighborhood.

There the suspect reportedly left the vehicle and attempted to evade officers on foot.

Sources say during the foot chase the suspect pulled out a handgun in the backyard of a home in the 6000 block Lovett Ave.

CBSDFW reports the Mesquite officer involved in the chase then shot the suspect.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital for his injuries.

Police say no officers were injured during the incident.

Officials have not yet identified the suspect.

Dallas police are still investigating the incident, Texas Breaking News will keep you updated.

DALLAS Authorities with the Mesquite Police Department have confirmed an officer from their department was involved in a shooting Saturday afternoon.

According to Mesquite PD the shooting took place in the 6000 block of Lovett Ave. in Dallas following an investigation into a stolen vehicle on Samuel Blvd.

Sources at Fox 4 News say a police spokesperson announced that since the shooting took place in Dallas, the Dallas Police Department would be conducting an investigation into the incident.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Texas Breaking News will update you when more information is available.

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DPS Troopers file lawsuit over new ‘waistline requirement’



DALLAS According to a recent lawsuit filed by the Texas Department of Public Safety Officer’s Association, a new ‘waistline requirement’ policy is being called “unreasonable” and “demeaning”.

The new policy allegedly calls for male troopers to maintain a waistline of 40 inches or less and female officers 35 inches or less.

Sources say this new policy is part of the agency’s physical fitness test.

Though a trooper may be able to pass the physical portion of this test, they may fail the appearance test.

DPSOA states the repercussions of failing range from being unable to work overtime to being fired.

“Even though you are physically able to do your job, even though you have been doing your job”…..”if you don’t look a certain way, then you have failed,” DPSOA President Lt. Richard Jankovsky said.

This lawsuit is still underway and DPS has not issued a statement as of yet.

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