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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 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.