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Man faces murder charge after fatal shooting in Pleasant Grove home

Efren Enrique Medina’s mother showed up at the scene and told detectives she’d heard they were looking for her son, an arrest-warrant affidavit says.

A 24-year-old man faces a murder charge after a shooting this month at a Pleasant Grove home.

Efren Enrique Medina was arrested Friday in connection with the slaying of Jeremy Jimenez. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

Police were called the morning of Sept. 3 to a home in the 6100 block of Overlook Drive, where officers found Jimenez, 40, lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his neck. He was pronounced dead at the home.

According to an arrest-warrant affidavit, a witness told police Jimenez and Medina, who had a handgun, had gotten into an argument at the home. The witness said he heard gunshots and saw Jimenez fall to the floor.

While police were at the home, Medina’s mother showed up and told detectives that she’d been told that her son had been in a shootout and that authorities were looking for him, the affidavit says. She said she had called Medina and a stranger answered, saying that he just found the cellphone at a construction site.

Medina remained in custody Monday, with bail set at $500,000.

In June, Medina pleaded guilty to charges of attempted unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, burglary of a vehicle and evading arrest stemming from a November incident in which he took a chainsaw from a Dallas police bait car, court records show. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with credit for having already served most of that time.

He also pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine — in Irving and was given four years of deferred-adjudication probation.

Last year, Medina was arrested on a murder charge in Dallas, but a grand jury later declined to indict him on the charge. In that case, he was accused of shooting a man who pinned Medina’s brother between two vehicles.

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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