Two men have been charged in a fatal shooting at a Dallas concert hall in April.
According to the Dallas Police Department, officers arrested Astonial Calhoun, 25, and Devojiea Givens, 26, on Wednesday and charged them with murderous driving.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia spoke about the arrests during a Thursday afternoon briefing.
“There’s still a lot of work to do with the help of many agencies and that’s all we’re going to say with the case as it stands at this point,” the Dallas police chief said. , Eddie Garcia. “These are the charges that are here now. Those may change at any given time.”
Police said the charges stem from the April 2 shooting on Cleveland Road.
Officers responded to a shooting at an unauthorized ride and concert at 5050 Cleveland Road around 12:13 p.m. Promoters of the event called it the “second annual epic Easter bike and ride party.” field “.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia spoke to reporters Thursday after two men were arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at a Dallas concert hall in April.
Dallas police said 16 people, including four minors, were shot during the concert. A 17th person was also injured at the scene, but not by gunshot.
Kealon Dejuane Gilmore, 26, was killed in the shooting. Gilmore was reportedly shot in the head near the scene and died at the scene.
“It relieved me a bit,” Gilmore’s mother, Shalonda Gilmore, said at a press conference Thursday with an attorney at her side. “I still don’t have my son at the end of the day. This is just the beginning. It’s going to be a long process.”
According to police, the preliminary investigation determined that after a fight broke out at the event, Calhoun and Givens both fired handguns into the crowd.
“I don’t really know how I feel about it right now because I don’t know, it’s the ‘why?’ for me,” Monecia Anderson said. His 22-year-old daughter, Jazmin Anderson, was shot in the head. She was discharged from the hospital and home recovering.
“It’s a walking miracle,” said Monecia Anderson. “That’s what I pretty much call it. It’s a walking miracle.”
Yet everyone involved must deal with emotional scars that may never heal.
Not only am I hurt because of my son,” Gilmore said. “I am hurt because my other son had to witness it. I have one that is gone and one that is in trouble now. He is no longer the same. I am no longer the same. None of us are the same.”
Givens and Calhoun were taken to the Dallas County Jail. Bail will be determined by a magistrate.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, police said. Officers are working to identify other suspects who fired weapons and other suspects involved in the fight leading up to the shooting.
“There’s a cost to pay,” said Jazmin Anderson’s father. “It’s not for me to judge you. It’s not for me to convict you. It’s between the law and God. Then you’ll have your day in court.”
The Homicide Unit asks anyone with video footage or footage from the scene the night of the shooting to please upload it to this link.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Unit Detective Christopher Anderson at 214-671-3616 or [email protected]
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