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Armed Self-Defense in Dallas

Posted on | February 18, 2023 | 1 Comment

This happened in December, but the police took a while to complete their investigation and make arrests, so we’re just now getting a detailed account of what happened:

There are a lot of new details about how a recent attempted carjacking of a luxury car went down in an upscale area of Dallas.
Police arrested the three suspects they were looking for, and court documents detail a good lead police had.
One suspect showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound minutes after the attempted carjacking and shootout last December.
Police say he was shot by a friend of the Maserati owner they were trying to carjack.
Three men have now been arrested for their alleged roles in a shootout and botched attempted carjacking at a popular shopping center off Lovers Lane around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 30. . . .
Dallas police say three people were leaving dinner at Odelay Tex-Mex when 21-year-old Lequezio Dade, 19-year-old Kylan Owens and 21-year-old Anthony Primers approached them.
According to an arrest affidavit, “Dade used a rifle held horizontally to violently shove one of the men backward while demanding the keys to his Maserati and his wallet.”
There was a struggle. Dade fired once. Then, someone with the victim fired their gun at the suspects, but “Dade returned fire, discharging several rounds into a busy parking lot.”
Then, the suspects took off in a grey Acura RLX.
In a car matching that description, Dade was dropped off at Methodist Dallas Medical Center minutes after the shootout, according to the affidavit. He’d been shot in the leg.
While at the hospital, Dade told Dallas police he was shot during a drive-by shooting at a Fiesta Market off MLK Boulevard near Fair Park. However, according to the affidavit, investigators say there were no 911 calls made to this area about a drive-by.
No calls from Dade or anyone else. They say that’s uncommon.
Also, while in the hospital, investigators say Dade told police he did not want to pursue any charges against whoever may have shot him in a drive-by shooting. It’s safe to say police were not buying his story.
According to the affidavit, a geofence search warrant identified three cell phones present at both the shooting scene and hospital at times consistent with the investigation. Those phones belonged to Dade, Owens and Primers.
Primers was found to own a 2016 Acura RLX matching the suspect vehicle.
Police located Primers’ car. It had been repossessed, but it had blood in the back seat consistent with where Dade, who was shot, was riding.
Primers and Dade were arrested on Jan. 12. Owens was arrested on Friday [Feb. 10].
“Just because you’re not hearing something might be happening in a particular case doesn’t mean that there’s work that’s not being done behind the scenes, and that was being done here,” said Kristin Lowman with the Dallas Police Department. “Detectives take time. They gather that evidence. They identify the suspects, and they build a case to make those arrests.”

This attempted carjacking happened, as they say, “in an upscale area” on the north side of Dallas, which shows that there is no such thing as a “safe” neighborhood in 21st-century America. Who knows what might have happened had it not been for the fact that the Maserati owner’s friend was armed? Permit me to recommend two books by my friend Robert Waters, The Best Defense: True Stories of Intended Victims Who Defended Themselves with a Firearm and Guns Save Lives: True Stories of Americans Defending Their Lives With Firearms.

It is unfortunate that civilization has collapsed to the point that no one is safe unless they’re carrying a pistol, but we must live in the world as it is, rather than that fantasy world where “safe” neighborhoods still exist.




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