On March 17, 2023, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Dallas Police responded to two related shooting calls in the 7400 block of S. Westmoreland Road.
The preliminary investigation determined when officers arrived they found Jacory Simpson, 23, shot inside the business. Simpson was taken by Dallas Fire Rescue to a local hospital in critical condition.
Another man, Donavon Jones, 19, had already been taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound, where he died on March 18, 2023 from his injuries.
As a result of the investigation, detectives determined Jones was outside of the business when Simpson approached him, then shot and killed him.
Further investigation determined Simpson attempted to leave the location, but then ran inside the building. Simpson then got into an argument with Taquan Cooks, 20, who fired a weapon at Simpson, hitting him.
Simpson remains hospitalized and an arrest warrant has been obtained for Murder and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.
Cooks is charged with an Assault-Serious Bodily Injury and taken to the Dallas County Jail.
This case is documented under case number 045719-2023.
The homicide investigation is ongoing and documented under case number 045495-2023.
Read the full article: Homicide on S. Westmoreland.