DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police have arrested a man for shooting and killing a woman in the 3300 block of E. Illinois Avenue Monday night.

The victim identified Tuesday night as Lanita Rene Cole, 31, was involved in an argument with the suspect’s wife around 7:45 p.m.

That’s when police said, Jimmie Tarrer, 55, got involved and shot Cole.  She was rushed to the hospital where she died.

Jimmie Tarrer

Tarrer was arrested and booked in the Dallas County Jail for murder.

According to the arrest affidavit, while Tarrer and his wife were talking on their property, Cole walked up and accused his wife of calling her the n-word.

The wife said Cole “spun her around somehow and she sustained a cut on her left eyebrow.”

That’s when Tarrer allegedly told his wife to move away from Cole and he shot her.

He told police Colehad a knife on her.  His wife told police she never saw a knife and confirmed Tarrer did shoot Cole.