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Man Arrested, Charged with Murder after Shooting in Parking Lot Leaves 1 Dead in Arlington, Texas

Arlington, Texas - 20-year-old Jacob LaTravis Yi was arrested and charged with Murder after a dispute over purchased cellphones led to two men being shot on Saturday in Arlington, Texas.

The shooting occurred around 3:00 pm at a shopping center parking lot off S. Cooper St. and W Pleasant Ridge Rd. When officers arrived at the scene, they located two males on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds. One of the victims, a 31-year-old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other victim, a 29-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

According to the official arrest affidavit, the shooting occurred over a dispute regarding purchased cellphones. Yi had agreed to sign up for iPhones for one of the victims (31) at a nearby AT&T store. The victim was to buy the phones and pay Yi for his part.

After Yi purchased the phones about 3 p.m., he tried to leave the parking lot with the phones and the victim's credit card. The victim parked behind the Uber in which Yi was sitting and said he wanted the phones Yi had purchased. Yi refused. When the victim asked Yi to leave the vehicle, Yi pulled a gun and opened fire. The 29-year-old man, who was with the victim, was shot and hid behind a pillar after he was fired upon.

Yi was arrested and charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Police learned he also had an active warrant related to an ATF weapons charge.

He is currently being held at the Tarrant County Jail.

Source: Arlington Police Department

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