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Grand Prairie police ask public for help finding ‘person of interest’ in homicide case

Police are asking for the public’s help five days after the fatal shooting in the 300 block of South Center Street.

11:15 a.m. July 9, 2024: This story was updated with the identity of the man killed.

Grand Prairie police are asking the public for help locating a person they say is connected to the shooting death of a man last week.

Officers responded about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to a reported shooting in the 300 block of South Center Street and found a man in a parking lot with gunshot wounds, police spokesperson Mark Beseda said in a Monday news release.

Detectives determined the alleged shooter and the person shot were “involved in an altercation” and “the disturbance escalated” prior to the shooting, according to a news release. Police said the shooter fled the area prior to officers’ arrival and was not located.


The man who was shot was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Beseda said. The Dallas County medical examiner’s office identified the man as 28-year-old Jessie Hernandez Ibarra and ruled the manner of death as a homicide, records show.

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Over the weekend, detectives identified Jose Alberto Sanchez, 24, as a “person of interest” in the case. Police are asking anyone with information on Sanchez’s whereabouts to call the Grand Prairie police at 972-237-8700.

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