Capital Murder Arrest Made in West Ledbetter Drive Shooting

On July 8, 2015, at about 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 3800 block of West Ledbetter Drive.  When officers arrived, the suspect, Leonard Mornes B/M 12/27/1954, informed officers that he shot two women. The victims, Bridgitte Manning B/F 08/23/1970 and a second unidentified  female victim were shot and killed inside the suspect’s home. Initially, the suspect claimed that he shot the victims after coming home and finding them burglarizing his residence. Homicide detectives responded to the scene. During the investigation, it was determined that no burglary took place, and that the suspect shot the victims after using drugs with them, falling asleep, and then finding them still in his home after he thought they had left.  At this time, the second victim remains unidentified. Suspect Leonard Mornes was charged with Capital Murder and transported to the Dallas County Jail. This offense is documented on case number 3156462-2015.

Please see the attached Probable Cause Affidavit below.