Customer shoots, kills man stealing items at dollar store in Dallas

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at a Family Dollar store on Tuesday evening.

Last night just before 7:30pm, a man was attempting to steal items from the Family Dollar store located in the 3200 block of S. Lancaster Road. Store employees caught the man and a fight broke out.

A 47-year-old male customer entered the store and witnessed the fight. The customer pulled out a weapon and shot the man as he fought with the employees. The alleged thief then stumbled outside the store, collapsed, and died. Police did not find any weapons on him.

The customer was arrested for murder and taken to the Dallas County jail.

The incident remains under investigation.