On Thursday, May 5, 2022, at approximately 7:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Fatima Avenue regarding a shooting call where an 11-year-old juvenile victim was shot in the neck. The child was transported to a local hospital in Dallas where he was pronounced dead. The suspect, Andre Sharp, a 29-year-old male, was still at the location and he gave the weapon, a .38 caliber revolver, to the responding officers.
Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the suspect had taken the gun out to show the victim and another witness at the location. The suspect was pointing the gun at the witness and the victim and pulled the trigger each time he pointed the weapon. The weapon did not go off when he pointed at the witness, but when he pointed it and pulled the trigger in the direction of the victim, the gun went off and shot the victim in the neck, causing his death.
The suspect and the witness were interviewed at the Homicide unit. The suspect was arrested and taken to Lew Sterrett for Murder.