One teenager has been arrested in the fatal drive-by shooting of another teen in southeast Dallas, and another suspect remains at large.
Roger Dewayne Arnold Jr., 17, was booked into the Dallas County jail Friday on a murder charge in the slaying of Kareem Kendreal Jones, 19, whom police previously said was 17. It was unclear whether Arnold has an attorney.
The affidavit also names Javar Rokeem Washington Jr., 18, as a suspect. Police said Washington, who remains at large, should be considered armed and dangerous and that anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 911.
Officers were called Jan. 10 to the 7200 block of Elam Road, at North Jim Miller Road, where they found Jones wounded. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.
A witness told detectives that they saw a black car slow down before someone inside fired several gunshots, and detectives found video showing a black Chevy with “distinctive” damage to one of its doors, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit.
Police contacted the dealership where the car was bought and got tracking information. They also got information from license plate readers and used a police helicopter to find the car at a home about 20 minutes from the scene of the shooting, the affidavit says.
Officers performed a traffic stop after the vehicle left the home, and on Jan. 13 a detective spoke with the vehicle’s owner. The owner told police she gave Arnold permission to use her car and that she tried contacting him on the day of the shooting to get him to return the vehicle, according to the affidavit.
The owner told police that Arnold said he would pick her up, but then told her the car had been stolen. She used a phone application to track her vehicle and recovered it about 15 minutes away from the location of shooting, the affidavit says.
Police said they found fingerprints in the vehicle that belonged to Washington. On Jan. 14, a detective interviewed a witness who knew the suspects and said Washington had rolled down the passenger window and fired several shots, striking Jones, the affidavit says.
A witness told police that Jones was an innocent bystander and that another man was the intended target. A group of the alleged targeted man’s friends got a text from a gang with which they’re rivals that said to “go and pick up their partner off the ground” in the moments after the shooting, according to the affidavit.
Arnold remained in custody Tuesday, with bail set at $250,000.