Man accused of killing neighbors over dog poop, loud kids

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

WFAA

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM

DALLAS -- Dallas police say a man shot and killed his neighbor and her boyfriend in part because their dog pooped on his porch.

Dallas police and neighbors say a couple at the Sable Ridge Apartments in northeast Dallas had been feuding with their 65-year-old neighbor for about one year.

Sources said that neighbor snapped just after 8 a.m. Monday when he saw dog poop on his porch.

"I heard three shots, and I grabbed my phone and hit the floor and prayed," said Yolanda Washington. "I was getting ready to get up and I heard five more. I was counting as they were going... eight shots in all."

Dallas police sources said the woman — a mother of five — was shot first. The suspect then ran after her boyfriend, shooting him down as he was running away.

Neighbors believe the gunfire in the 6100 block of Abrams Road stemmed from a year-long feud with her neighbor.

When asked what the feud was about Washington said, "Dog poop and her children making noise, cause they live upstairs and he lives downstairs."

A Dallas police source said the suspect found dog feces on his front porch Monday morning, and that apparently enraged him.

The couple's one-month-old baby was inside the apartment at the time of the shooting; their other four children were at school. Now they are left without their parents.

"She was a sweetheart," said another neighbor. "I don’t understand it. It's senseless, but she told me she was ready to move."

Police said the suspect fled after the shooting, but was arrested minutes later at a nearby bank.

The man's name has not been released.

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