ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A fight at an Arlington convenience store led to the death of one of the men involved allegedly at the hands of the other.
Police arrested Justin Milem, 38, for his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting.READ MORE: Willie Nelson Set To Perform At Billy Bob's Texas For 58th Time In November
Officers found the victim in the 1700 block of W. Sanford Street at 6:26 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021. He was suffering from a gunshot wound and later died at the hospital.
Investigators determined that the victim and Milem had an altercation at a local convenience store in the 1600 block of W. Randol Mill Road prior to the shooting. Investigators believe Milem followed the victim after leaving the store. At some point, detectives believe Milem shot the victim while he was walking on W. Sanford Street. Milem then fled the scene in a vehicle.READ MORE: Parkland Doctors Urge Parents To Put COVID-19 Vaccine On Back-To-School List For Students 12 And Up
A witness provided a license plate of the Milem’s vehicle after the shooting. Officers quickly checked the license plate return and surrounded Milem’s home in the 1900 block of Nueces Trail. He initially refused to come out of the residence. The department’s SWAT Team responded and Milem eventually surrendered around midnight. He was charged with one count of Murder and remains in the Arlington Jail.
The exact motive is unknown at this time. The case remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: Hit-And-Run: Investigators Looking For Red Toyota Camry Connected To Katie M. Derouin's Death
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.