The Dallas Morning News

Informatio­n sought in fatal shooting of 14-year-old


The mother of a 14yearold fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in central Oak Cliff said her son “was a good, loving baby” who “didn’t deserve to be gone.”

“I need someone to find who killed my baby,” Terenzia Gentry told KXASTV(NBC5).

Rubin Lee Washington, who the news station reported was in eighth grade at W.H. Atwell Law Academy, was found suffering from a gunshot wound about 12:50 p.m. by officers responding to a shooting call in the 3800 block of South Tyler Street, near U.S. Highway 67. He was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Gentry told NBC5 she last saw Rubin, who was sent home early from school, as she left their apartment just before the shooting. She then got a call notifying her that he had been shot in the breezeway near their front door.

Witnesses told police that other individual­s were there when the victim was shot, and the incident remains under investigat­ion.

DISD officials said Atwell students would wear school colors and release balloons Friday in Rubin’s memory.

Anyone with informatio­n is asked to call Dallas Police Detective Brian Tabor at 2146713605 or email brian.tabor@dallascity­

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for informatio­n leading to an arrest and indictment. Tips may be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 2143738477. Marc Ramírez

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States