DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Detectives in Dallas are looking for a car that they said is connected to a shooting death that happened in the 700 block of Emberwood Drive.
Surveillance video shows the vehicle driving on July 15, 2017 near the scene where 39-year-old Traytonio King was killed.
In the footage, the car pulls up to a corner. Bright bursts of muzzle flashes break up the dark night as two people on the corner scramble to escape the gunfire.
Police responded at about 10:00 p.m. and found King suffering from a gunshot wound.
“There were several individuals standing outside, along with my husband, and a car drove by and started shooting. And they left my husband there. They left him there,” said King’s wife, Shun.
The father of three died at a local hospital from his injuries. He had celebrated his birthday with family just two weeks before.
Shun King and Traytonio’s mother, Evelyn, said that he did not know many people there that night‚ and they are certain that he was not the intended target. They have not seen the surveillance video — and do not want to — but they do hope that it helps police with the investigation.
“He was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Yes, he was. Yes, he was. Just standing out there,” said Evelyn. Traytonio was said to be visiting a high school friend at the time.
Traytonio and Shun recently moved into their home in Glenn Heights after living with family and working hard to scrape together enough savings.
“He made sure our dream came true,” said Shun, who wants to know who killed her husband and why. “You stole him from us. We didn’t even get a chance to spend our first holiday in this house together.”
Anyone with information about the case may call Det. Duggan at 214-671-3642.
Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477 and may be eligible for a $5,000 reward.