Mesquite Police ID Gunman Who Allegedly Killed Teen

UPDATED | October 16, 2017  4:45 PM

MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Mesquite are still searching for the person who shot and killed a teenager over the weekend.

Isaiah Jones was gunned down just before 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night in the 3200 block of Kensington Drive.

On Monday afternoon, police identified the suspect as Kenvione Rayshun Overton, 17.  He’s 5’7” and weighs 165 pounds.

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Kenvione Rayshun Overton – Mesquite murder suspect

A warrant for murder has been issued for him, in connection with the death of Isaiah Jones.

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Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense. If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS; or contact Mesquite Police at 972-285-6336

Authorities were called to the scene Saturday after reports of gunfire. They found the victim and he was taken to Baylor Medical Center at Dallas. Jones later died from his wounds at the hospital.

The 17-year-old student attended Mesquite High School. The district released a statement on Monday.

Mesquite ISD and Mesquite High School mourn the loss of this young man full of potential and dreams. Our thoughts and prayers are with Isaiah’s family and friends during this very difficult time. Our dedicated counselors were on hand when school opened today to help students and faculty deal with this loss, and they will continue to provide support as needed.

Meanwhile, the details in this case are still limited. Police have not made any arrests in relation to the investigation, and have not even named any suspects.

Anyone who might have information about the homicide is asked to call the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336 or Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for tips that lead to an arrest.

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