Homicide on Southern Oaks

Update 1/16/2023 at 10:40 AM:

The juvenile who died in the shooting was 11 years old. The preliminary investigation determined the teen who shot the victim is 14 years old. The 14-year-old is charged with murder and is in the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center. The weapon was recovered during the course of the investigation. This remains an ongoing investigation.

Original Post:

On January 15, 2023, at about 2:00 PM, Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex located at 3303 Southern Oaks Boulevard. The preliminary investigation determined that a fight between two juvenile females occurred in the parking lot. One juvenile suspect retrieved a handgun and shot in the direction of the female she was fighting; however, the shot struck a male juvenile bystander. The male juvenile was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

The juvenile suspect ran from the location and was later taken into custody at a nearby apartment complex. This remains an ongoing investigation that will be documented on case number 008774-2023.