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Group punched Dallas business owner, took his keys before fatal road rage shooting, warrant reveals

Jin Shin murder new details
  • New details have been revealed regarding the fatal shooting of Dallas business owner Jin Shin following a minor traffic collision on South University Drive in Fort Worth, Dallas, on Aug. 15.
  • According to the arrest affidavit, Shin, 48, was surrounded by a group of eight people before the shooting.
  • A 2021 Chrysler 300 driven by a woman reportedly pulled up behind Shin’s Jeep following the minor accident. Two men, one of whom was identified as suspected shooter 28-year-old Markynn Dmorous West, exited their car to surround Shin. Two cars, an Infinity and a silver 2014 Ford Fusion, later pulled up near the scene with two people.
  • At one point in their interaction, police said one of the men punched Shin in the back of his head, causing him to walk away from the group. Another member then pursued Shin.
  • West was arrested on Wednesday and is currently in police custody on a $100,000 bond.

Details from a video reviewed by authorities revealed Jin Shin, a business owner from Dallas, Texas, who was killed following a minor car crash last month, was surrounded by a group of eight people before the shooting.

The incident occurred on South University Drive in Fort Worth, Texas, on Aug. 15, when Shin, who was described by his friends and family as a “pillar” of the Asian community in Dallas, was shot following a car incident involving his Jeep and a sedan driven by a woman with two female passengers.

Man suspected of gunning down ‘pillar’ of Dallas’ Asian community arrested

  • Markynn Dmorous West, a 28-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting Dallas business owner Jin Shin during a minor road accident on Aug. 15, was arrested on Wednesday.
  • A copy of West’s arrest warrant affidavit is still publicly unavailable, and Fort Worth police have yet to add the man’s bond to public records.
  • During the Aug. 15 incident, Shin was driving his Jeep on South University Drive in Fort Worth and got into a car crash with a sedan carrying a driver and two passengers.
  • A verbal exchange ensued between Shin and the group, and one person from the sedan reportedly called a man to serve as a “peacemaker.”
  • The man shot Shin moments later. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.
  • A GoFundMe campaign was set up to help Shin’s family with funeral costs, and “any excess funds will be received by his surviving 14-year-old daughter.” The campaign has raised over $84,000 as of this writing.

A Fort Worth man suspected of gunning down an Asian American man following a road accident last month has been arrested.

Markynn Dmorous West, 28, was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder on Wednesday. The man is accused of fatally shooting Jin Shin, a 43-year-old business owner considered by many as a “pillar” of Dallas’ Asian community.

Man shot to death after Fort Worth car accident identified as ‘pillar’ of Dallas’ Asian community

  • The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man who was shot and killed following a minor traffic accident on South University Drive in Fort Worth, Dallas, on Monday as Chin "Jin" Shin, a 43-year-old Korean American business owner.
  • Shin, who died from gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead at the scene when police arrived. Authorities ruled his death a homicide.
  • Born in South Korea, Shin immigrated to the United States in 1983 at a young age. He reportedly grew up in various parts of Louisiana and North Carolina before settling in Texas.
  • Shin was the owner of Encore Family Karaoke at Goodnight Lane in Dallas and was also the co-owner of the Dallas branch of Korean restaurant DanSungSa.
  • Peng Dang, a friend of Shin from Arlington, described the man as a “pillar" of Dallas’ Asian community.
  • A GoFundMe campaign to help with Shin's funeral expenses was created on Wednesday and has so far raised over $54,000 of its $250,000 goal.

Authorities have identified the man killed in a shooting following a minor traffic accident on South University Drive in Fort Worth, Dallas, on Monday.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Chin “Jin” Shin, a 43-year-old business owner and a “pillar” of Dallas’ Asian community, died from gunshot wounds. His death has been ruled as a homicide.

Man indicted for hate crimes in Dallas Korean hair salon shooting

  • Jeremy Theron Smith, 37, was indicted Tuesday on multiple counts — including hate crime enhancements — for a Korean hair salon shooting in Dallas in May.
  • Smith allegedly walked into Hair World Salon in the 2200 block of Royal Lane on May 11 and fired 13 rounds at seven people using a .22-caliber rifle.
  • Smith’s girlfriend previously told police that he had been admitted to mental health facilities for having delusions about Asians, which allegedly started after he was involved in a car crash with an Asian driver two years ago.
  • Smith remains held at the Dallas County jail on a $700,000 bail.

The man accused of firing multiple rounds at a Korean hair salon in Dallas in May has been indicted on Tuesday on several counts, including hate crime enhancements.

Jeremy Theron Smith, 37, allegedly started having delusions about Asians attacking him after he was involved in a car crash with an Asian driver two years ago, his girlfriend previously told authorities.

Dallas hair salon shooting victim dodged paralysis by 2 cm, now afraid to go outside, son says

  • A 58-year-old victim of the May 11 Hair World Salon shooting in Dallas was nearly paralyzed from the incident, according to her son.
  • The unidentified victim, a Korean immigrant, was visiting the salon for the first time to get her hair done when the shooting took place.
  • Prior to the shooting, the victim had enjoyed outdoor activities such as gardening, golfing and hanging out with friends at Korean restaurants.
  • While the victim dodged paralysis, she developed trauma and insomnia.
  • The suspect, Jeremy Theron Smith, has been charged with seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and remains in jail on a $700,000 bond.

One of the three victims of the May 11 Hair World Salon shooting in Dallas was nearly paralyzed from the incident, her son revealed in a new interview.

The victim, 58, headed to the salon for the first time on May 11 to get her hair done — only to be shot and then left traumatized.

Dallas mayor calls for anti-violence strategies after Korean hair salon shooting

  • Weeks after a shooting at a local Korean hair salon, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has called on Dallas City Council for a full briefing on strategies to stop violence.
  • Johnson spoke on the issue in front of 200 members of the Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon honoring city police officials on Thursday.
  • Jeremy Smith, 36, was arrested and charged with seven counts of aggravated assault for the May 11 shooting, which left three Korean women wounded.
  • Johnson said he was “horrified when the Korean American community was the target of violence motivated by hate.”
  • The mayor, who has made public sfety a priority while in office, said the City Council shares a vision of making Dallas “the safest large city in the United States of America.”

Weeks after a shooting at a local Korean hair salon, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has called on Dallas City Council for a full briefing on strategies to end and prevent further violence.

Johnson spoke on the issue Thursday before some 200 members of the Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon honoring city police officials.

California and Texas dominate list of 10 best cities in US for Asian professionals

  • Online marketplace Apartment List celebrated May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the release of their year’s list of best U.S. cities for Asian professionals.
  • Compiled by Apartment List and its Asian Pacific Islander employee resource group, [email protected], the ranking was based on four categories such as community and representation, economic opportunity, housing opportunity and business environment.
  • Bay Area cities San Jose and San Francisco took spots at No. 1 and No. 6 respectively, while Riverside took ninth place.

Three cities in California have been named among the best places to be for Asian professionals in the U.S.

On Wednesday, the online marketplace Apartment List released the ranking to coincide with Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. 

Suspect in Dallas Korean hair salon shooting faces 4 new charges; $300,000 bail expected to increase

dallas korean hair salon shooting
  • Jeremy Theron Smith, the suspect accused of opening fire inside a Korean-owned hair salon in northwest Dallas and wounding three women last week, faces an additional four charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
  • Smith was previously arrested on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday morning.
  • His girlfriend told authorities that Smith had “delusions” about Asians attempting to harm him after he was involved in a car crash with an Asian driver about two years ago.
  • The police are investigating whether the shooting could be connected to two other shootings at separate businesses run by Asian Americans in Dallas.
  • Smith is being held at the Dallas County jail. His bond was set at $300,000 on the first three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bail on the additional four charges has not yet been set.

The suspect accused of opening fire inside a Korean-owned hair salon in northwest Dallas last week faces seven charges.

Jeremy Theron Smith, who was previously arrested on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday morning, was given four additional counts on Wednesday.

Dallas Korean hair salon shooting suspect had ‘delusions’ about Asian Americans, according to arrest warrant

  • Jeremy Theron Smith, who opened fire inside a Korean-owned hair salon in northwest Dallas on May 11, was arrested on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday morning.
  • The 37-year-old suspect’s girlfriend told police that he had been admitted into health facilities due to his “delusions” about Asian Americans. She said that Smith was involved in a car crash involving an Asian driver about two years ago and has since “had near panic attacks when he is around anyone of Asian descent” and “delusions that the Asian mob is after him or attempting to harm him.”
  • Smith admitted to being in the Dallas area, owning the red minivan and possessing a .380-caliber handgun and a .22-caliber rifle. 
  • Police Chief Eddie Garcia said the shooting could be linked to two other shootings at separate businesses run by Asian Americans.
  • Smith is currently being held at the Dallas County jail, and his bond has not been set yet.

The suspect who opened fire inside a Korean-owned hair salon in northwest Dallas and left three women wounded on Wednesday has been arrested.

Jeremy Theron Smith, 37, was arrested on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday morning.

Dallas police now investigating Asian salon shooting as a hate crime

  • A shooting that left three women wounded at a hair salon in Texas may have been "hate-motivated," Dallas police said.
  • The statement comes a day after authorities said that hate was not a motivating factor in the attack.
  • A still unidentified man in all-black attire entered Hair World Salon at 2216 Royal Lane in northwest Dallas on May 11 and started firing multiple rounds at people. He then fled in a red "older-style" minivan, police said.
  • Witnesses to two drive-by shootings in Dallas on April 2 and May 10 told investigators of a suspect fleeing in a similar vehicle described as a red or burgundy van or car. 
  • The Dallas Police Department, which is now cooperating with different law agencies, described the suspect as a 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 tall Black man with a thin build and curly, medium-length hair. 

A shooting that left three women wounded at a hair salon in Texas earlier this week may have been “hate-motivated,” according to local authorities. 

Dallas Police Department chief Eddie Garcia said during a press briefing on Friday that the incident may be linked to two other recent shootings targeting Asian-run businesses. 

Shooting of 3 Korean women in Dallas hair salon not a hate crime, police say

  • A recent shooting that left three women wounded at a Korean-owned hair salon in northwest Dallas has been ruled out as a hate crime, police announced on Thursday.
  • The incident, which occurred at around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, saw an unidentified man enter Hair World Salon at 2216 Royal Lane and scream something unintelligible before firing multiple rounds.
  • The three Korean victims — identified as the salon’s owner, an employee and a customer – were all brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 
  • Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia told reporters that they have “done a lot of due diligence” and “can confidently say that hate was not a motivating factor.”
  • The suspect remains at large, and a reward up to $5,000 has been offered for information that could lead to his arrest.

A recent shooting that left three women wounded at a Korean-owned hair salon in northwest Dallas has been ruled out as a hate crime, police announced on Thursday.

The incident, which occurred at around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, saw an unidentified man enter Hair World Salon at 2216 Royal Lane and scream something before firing multiple rounds.

3 women wounded in Dallas Korean hair salon shooting

Korean hair salon shooting Dallas
  • Three women were wounded and hospitalized after a man opened fire inside a Korean-owned hair salon in northwest Dallas on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
  • At around 2:20 p.m., the suspect reportedly parked his vehicle at the 2200 block of Royal Lane, walked into Hair World Salon and yelled something indiscernible before firing multiple rounds.
  • “We haven’t said that it’s not [a hate crime], but we haven’t seen any indication that at this time that it is one,” Dallas Police Sgt. Warren Mitchell told reporters on Thursday.
  • The three Korean victims — identified as the salon’s owner, an employee and a customer — were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
  • The suspect was described as a 5-foot-7-inch to 5-foot-10-inch tall male with a beard and curly, medium-length hair. He wore all-black clothing during the incident.
  • Dallas police have requested the FBI’s assistance with the investigation.

Three women were wounded and hospitalized after a man opened fire inside a Korean-owned hair salon in northwest Dallas on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

At around 2:20 p.m., the suspect reportedly parked his vehicle at the 2200 block of Royal Lane, walked into Hair World Salon and yelled something indiscernible before firing multiple rounds. The suspect left the scene in a dark-colored minivan after the shooting.