Dallas, Texas – A man was killed after a confrontation with a hired security guard late Tuesday night.
According to Dallas Police Department (DPD), officers were dispatched to an apartment complex located on Monmouth Ln. in West Oak Cliff, at around 8:30 p.m.
Police arriving first to the scene found the body of 26-year-old Jamal Patterson near the sidewalk of the building. They quickly learned from witnesses that Patterson had become angry with the apartment security guard after the guard told him he wasn’t allowed to work on his car in the parking lot.
The guards statement that Patterson attacked him was verified by witnesses. Officers were told that the suspect punched the guard several times, then ran into his apartment for a gun.
When Patterson returned, he racked the slide to chamber a round then pointed it at the victim. The guard then drew his own weapon and shot Patterson. Medics arrived soon after police and pronounced him dead at the scene.
The guard was interviewed by investigators then released; however, the case has been submitted for review by a Dallas County Grand Jury.
Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Detective Brewster Billings at 214-283-4805 or 214-671-3083, or email [email protected].
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