NEW: 17-year-old killed in Arlington shooting; suspect arrested
On Sunday, July 16, 2023, at approximately 8:17 p.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to the QT gas station in the 4900 block of Little Road to investigate a reported shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they located a 17-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds inside a car parked near a pump. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
After speaking to witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage, investigators learned the victim and the suspected shooter, 18-year-old Taymour Makarem, got into a verbal argument at the gas station, during which Mr. Makarem pulled out a gun and fired multiple rounds into the victim’s car. He then ran from the scene.
Three others were in the car with the victim at the time. None of them were injured.
Investigators were able to quickly identify Mr. Makarem as the suspected shooter and located him nearby at the intersection of Treepoint Drive and Paces Trail. He was taken into custody without incident.
It appears he and the victim knew each other and have been feuding for some time.
Mr. Makarem was booked into the Arlington City Jail on one count of Murder. His booking photo is attached to this release.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.