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32-year-old man faces murder charge after slaying in east Arlington

Marlon Wright was fatally shot early Thursday.

Updated at 8:10 a.m. Aug. 3: Revised to include details about an arrest.

Several anonymous tips led to the arrest of a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting Thursday in east Arlington, police said.

Police were called to the 600 block of Carter Drive, near Cloverdale Street, around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Witnesses told police they heard gunshots, then a vehicle left the area.

When police arrived, they found a man who was pronounced dead at the scene. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified him as 39-year-old Marlon Wright and said he had been shot multiple times.

After Arlington police released surveillance images Friday of a man they said was a person of interest in the case, multiple anonymous tipsters identified the suspect in the shooting as 32-year-old Tevin Rashad Wright as the suspect in the shooting, police said.

Tevin Wright was arrested Sunday and booked into the Arlington jail on a murder charge in connection with the shooting, police said.

He remained in jail Monday, where his bail is set at $350,000 bail, online records show.

Police wrote in an arrest-warrant affidavit that surveillance footage captured the victim and the suspect speaking with each other at a store in the 300 block of South Watson Road, then each driving away in separate cars before the shooting.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Detective Grant Gildon at 817-459-5735 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

Staff writer Dana Branham contributed to this report.

Charles Scudder, Staff writer. Charlie Scudder is a general assignment reporter and has worked on the features and news desks for five years. He's also an adjunct professor at UNT's Mayborn School of Journalism. Raised in Colleyville, he is a graduate of both Southern Methodist University and Indiana University.

cscudder@dallasnews.com @cscudder

Tom Steele, Breaking News Producer. Tom has covered breaking news for The Dallas Morning News since 2016. He has worked in a number of other capacities for The News since 2007, and he was previously a copy editor at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. He has degrees in journalism and economics from Lehigh University.

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