Sunshine Food Mart Suspects

UPDTATED November 14, 2016 at 5:10 p.m.

On November 10, 2016, Homicide detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder on James Otis Slaughter, a Black male 22-years-old.  Slaughter was identified as a suspect in the murder of Mowaffaq Shararah at 3943 S. Cockrell Hill Rd.  

On November 14, 2016, Slaughter was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team.  He was transported to the Homicide Unit and read his Miranda warning.  Slaughter was interviewed and placed in jail for capital murder with a $500,000.00 bond.  Below is a link to the probable cause affidavit.

UPDATE November 10, 2016 5:54 pm

On November 10, 2016, Dallas Homicide detectives obtained a capital murder warrant in connection with the shooting death of Mowaffaq Shararah, that occurred at 3943 S. Cockrell Hill Road, on September 23, 2016.  Through the course of their investigation, detectives received information linking Lonzell Hunter, a Black male, 22-years-old, to the shooting.  This information was also corroborated with other evidence.  Hunter is currently in jail on an unrelated capital murder warrant.  


On September 23, 2016, at about 3:15 a.m., two unknown suspects robbed the 7-11 located at 5910 Singleton Boulevard at gunpoint. The suspects entered the store armed with an assault rifle and a handgun. They pointed their weapons at the employee and demanded money from the register. The suspect stole cash, cigarettes and cigars. The suspects fled on foot.

At about 4:30 a.m., the same suspects robbed the Sunshine Food Mart at 3943 South Cockrell Hill Road. The suspects entered the store, pointed their weapons at the employee, and demanded cash from the register. During the offense, one of the suspects shot the employee causing his death. The suspects fled without stealing property.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s help for any information that may lead to the identity of the suspects in these criminal offenses. If anyone has information they are asked to call Detective P. Trujillano at 214-471-7916.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses.

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