Suspect Arrested for Murder – 3300 block of E. Illinois Avenue

Updated post: November 6, 2018

The victim has been identified as Lanita Rene Cole, a Black female 31-year-old.

Original Post:

On November 5, 2018, at approximately 7:44 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call in the 3300 block of E. Illinois Avenue involving an unidentified female victim.  The unidentified victim was involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical with the suspect’s wife.  The suspect, Jimmie Tarrer, a White male, 55-years-old intervened and shot the victim.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.  The suspect was arrested and transported to Dallas Police Headquarters where he was read his Miranda Rights.  He invoked his right to remain silent and was subsequently placed in jail for murder. (Please see posted affidavit below)