IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An Irving man is charged with murder after police said he shot and killed two teenagers who were trying to rob him.
Irving Police said Jarrell Ivory Chaney, 31, was the intended robbery target of three teenagers at his apartment.READ MORE: Cook Children’s Halts Elective Surgeries Due To Staff, Bed Shortages During COVID-19 Surge
During the robbery, police said Chaney managed to disarm the juvenile suspect and all three suspects started running away.
That’s when Chaney began shooting at the suspects, first striking Theophilos Greer, 19 who later died at the hospital. Chaney then shot and killed Ishmeal Smithson, 18.
The juvenile suspect escaped injury and has since been located and interviewed.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Don't Impact Fertility, But The Virus Does, Doctors Say
Chaney is currently in the Irving Jail with the bond set at $1,000,000.
The investigation is still in the early stages and is ongoing.
On Wednesday evening, Irving Police tweeted there is much more to this story than they are able to release at this point and said “the act of self-defense deserves careful scrutiny.”