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UPPD statements on fatal shooting

October 21, 2021

Update – Thursday, October 21: Second arrest made

Last night, Detectives with UPPD and members of the Dallas Police Department Fugitive and Vice Unit arrested 39-year-old Jennifer Montes in connection with the murder of 39-year-old Marc Anthony Montes.  Jennifer Montes (see mugshot below) was arrested on a University Park Police Department warrant for tampering with evidence.  The evening of October 5, Montes was shot as the vehicle was traveling on Lovers Lane, just north of Snider Plaza. Soon after the shooting, UPFD paramedics transported Montes to Parkland Hospital, where he died of his injuries. UPPD believes that Jennifer Montes, a family member of the victim, was driving the vehicle at the time of the shooting. She will be held at Dallas County’s Lew Sterrett Detention Center. As previously reported, on October 6, UPPD detectives arrested a juvenile suspect who was directly responsible for the shooting death. UPPD applauds the Dallas Police Department, and we are thankful for the assistance the department has provided throughout the investigation of this case, including last night’s work by members of DPD’s Fugitive and Vice Unit.      



Update – Wednesday, October 6:  Arrest made
 
About 2 p.m. UPPD detectives arrested a juvenile suspect responsible for the murder of 39 year-old Marc Anthony Montes.  The Department continues to work tips and leads associated with the case, and the investigation of the incident is ongoing.  UPPD is grateful for the assistance of neighboring agencies including the Dallas Police Department, the Highland Park Department of Public Safety, the SMU Police Department, the HPISD Police Department and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.

Update – Wednesday, October 6: 

The victim in last night's shooting has been identified as 39 year-old Marc Anthony Montes. 

Below is a photo of the suspect pick-up truck.  The photo was taken from a security camera looking at the intersection of Lovers Lane and Westchester Drive.  That location is a few blocks west of where the shooting occurred.

The suspect truck is believed to be a 2004 to 2006 F-150.  Two-toned and champagne in color, it is equipped with running boards, bed cover and tinted windows.  Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Department's the non-emergency number - 214-363-3000.

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Here is the statement UPPD provided the media regarding a fatal shooting on October 5, just north of Snider Plaza - 9:45 p.m. 
 
911 Dispatch received calls about 7 p.m. that a man had been shot.  In the moments prior to emergency personnel arriving on scene, one witness began CPR on the victim who was found in the street on Lovers Lane near the Shell Gas Station.  One of the first University Park Police officers arriving assisted with CPR efforts. 
 
Arriving on scene, UP Fire Department paramedics provided immediate medical attention.  The victim, a Hispanic male in his 30’s was transported to Parkland Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
 
As for the circumstances surrounding the incident, the investigation is just underway – so far, we don’t know what prompted the shooting.  Witnesses say the victim was apparently pushed out of the truck moments after gunfire was heard. 
 
The suspects fled the scene moments later.  Witnesses say the truck is a newer model F-150, either gold or brown in color.  Witnesses have told officers the pick-up had two people in it.  We don’t know yet who fired at the victim.

The suspect truck was reported to have left the area heading south away from Snider Plaza.

At this point in time we do not have any other information about the victim.

Dallas Sheriff Department investigators are assisting UPPD officers in the collection of physical evidence.

If you have information about this case, please call the Department's non-emergency number - 214-363-3000.