DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Detectives are investigating after a 40-year-old woman was gunned down in the 1300 block of Baden Street in Dallas.
It happened just before 1 p.m. after witnesses said the woman exit a red SUV in the 1300 block of Valley Street before gun shots rang out in her direction.READ MORE: Truck Loses Control, Slams Into Royse City Police Officer Michael Baley While Helping Stranded Motorist
The witnesses heard multiple shots as the victim ran and until collapsing in a vacant field
Responding officers administered medical aid until Dallas Fire and Rescue arrived. DFR transported the victim to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.
The Homicide Response Team (HRT) was immediately activated. Shortly thereafter, an SUV matching that of the shooter was stopped in the 1300 block of E. Clarendon Drive by HRT and patrol officers.READ MORE: Customs Officers Seize Narcotics At Texas-Mexico Border Worth $1.8M+ Hidden In Tires, Ice Chests
The driver was taken to police headquarters, where detectives determined he was the suspect.
The suspect was later identified as Leon Lacy, 30.
Lacy was in possession of a handgun that matched the caliber used to shoot the victim. He was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he was interviewed by detectives. He was subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with murder, a felony of the first degree.MORE NEWS: Man Wanted In Dallas For Child Sexual Assault Charges, Jose Gerardo Ibarra Arrested At U.S.-Mexico Border
A Dallas County Magistrate will set his bond.