On March 1, 2017, at approximately 8:59 p.m. the victim, Mark Warner B/M/54, and the suspect, Kedarien Bennett B/M/25, were involved in a verbal argument in the 1800 Block of Leath Street. A witness, who knew both the victim and the suspect, tried to tell them to stop arguing. The suspect then pulled out a gun and shot the victim, who was unarmed, multiple times and then fled the location with the weapon. The victim was transported to Parkland Hospital where he died from his injuries. The witness was treated at the scene for a gunshot wound to his leg and transported to Dallas Police Homicide where he positively identified the suspect from a photo. An arrest warrant was issued for suspect, Kedarien Bennett.
On March 2, 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m., U.S. Marshal’s FAST Team along with Southwest patrol officers arrested suspect Kedarien Bennett for Murder in the 2000 block of Bickers Street without incident. The suspect was booked into Lew Sterrett Jail on a $500,000. 00 bond.