'Definition of a serial killer:' Police link murder suspect to string of homicides
November 21, 2020 at 16:09
The Dallas Police Department has linked a Texas man accused of killing his girlfriend's father to three other unrelated slayings.
Jeremy Rashad Harris is "the definition of a serial killer," Deputy Chief Reuben Ramirez said during a virtual news conference on Friday.
Witnesses said they saw a man dressed in black fleeing the scene and holding an unknown object, according to WFAA-TV.
Surveillance video showed a white four-door car with custom wheels that police said was owned by Harris' girlfriend.
The girlfriend later told investigators Harris had assaulted her and taken the car for several hours, which is when police believe he shot Urrea.
An arrest warrant affidavit showed Harris had been involved in a wreck hours later in a Ford Taurus that matches the description of the vehicle seen during Urrea's killing.
Receipts found in Harris' home showed that he bought a Ruger 9mm handgun and a Taurus 9mm handgun two weeks later.
Surveillance video showed a black Chevrolet Tahoe with black rims at both locations.
A set of black rims were found inside Harris' apartment, and the same gun was used in the slayings, police said.
Police also linked the weapon to a shooting on East Grand Avenue on Nov. 16 in which the victim survived.
On the evening of Nov. 17, a man and two 20-year-old women were shot in separate incidents, where police have identified Harris as a suspect.
"We do suspect he may be responsible for other offenses," Assistant Chief Avery Moore noted.