19-year-old killed in Arlington shooting

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday evening at an extended stay motel in south Arlington.

At 6:05pm, Arlington 9-1-1 dispatchers received a phone call from a citizen saying they had a gunshot wound victim in their car. An Arlington EMS ambulance met them and transported the critically wounded man to Medical City Arlington; however, the man died a short time later at the hospital. He has been identified as a 19-year-old male.

Detectives believe just prior to the shooting, the victim got into the backseat of a vehicle parked at the In Town Suites extended stay motel, 6016 S. Cooper Street. A few minutes later, he got out of the vehicle and shots were fired. The suspected shooter then drove off.

Investigators have not ruled out the possibility that this was a “high risk activity” situation, such as a drug deal or robbery.

No arrests have been made.

The shooting remains under investigation.