DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police arrested a suspect Wednesday in the Monday shooting death of Nicholas “Nick” Slaughter, a Senior Airman in the Air Force Reserves.

Rashad Aman Rayford, 23, surrendered to the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit and was booked into the Dallas County Jail for murder.

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Rashad Aman Rayford mugshot (Dallas County Jail)

Bond has not yet been set.

Dallas Police received a call from an area hospital around 12:30 a.m. on Monday, reporting a man had come to the emergency room with a gunshot wound.

The victim, Slaughter, 29, was treated but died from his injuries.

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Nicholas Nathaniel Slaughter (Credit: The Slaughter Family)

Investigators later learned that Slaughter’s murder was related to an earlier call they had received about an active shooter in a parking lot next to the Chocolate Lounge at 2011 S. Lamar Street.

His family believes he was possibly killed by a stray bullet.



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