Police arrest suspect in Dallas Koreatown hair salon shooting

Here are the details of the arrest based on an arrest document
Dallas Shooting
Jeremy Theron Smith

DALLAS, Texas – On Tuesday, Dallas Police arrested a suspect in the shooting at Hair World Salon in Dallas Koreatown.

According to Dallas Police, officials had obtained an arrest warrant for Jeremy Theron Smith, 36, for the shooting at the salon. Early Tuesday morning, police tweeted that a suspect was being interviewed and processed.

According to the arrest document, officers executed the arrest warrants and took the suspect into custody on Monday, May 16. Prior to issuing an arrest, covert officers began keeping Smith’s vehicle under surveillance on May 13.

Smith had matched the description of the male entering the vehicle. Officials issued a search warrant for the suspect’s 2004 red Honda Odyssey on May 16. According to the affidavit, officers found the following items in the vehicle:

  • an LG cell phone,
  • a Jimenez .380 handgun,
  • gun magazine with four live rounds and
  • a box of Winchester .380 ammunition with six live rounds

Police interviewed suspects girlfriend

The arrest document also stated that detectives interviewed the suspect’s girlfriend, Shamika King. According to King, the suspect was involved in a motor vehicle crash with an Asian male approximately two years ago. Following the crash, Smith has encountered panic attacks when he’s around anyone of Asian descent.

King shared that when the suspect is around anyone of Asian descent, he begins having delusions that the Asian mob is after him or attempting to harm him. Due to his delusions, Smith has been admitted into several mental health facilities.

Smith was also fired from a previous job at Ulta Beauty warehouse for verbally attacking an Asian boss, according to the arrest document. He was then arrested for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon after shooting the complainant striking her.

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garza will speak on the arrest at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

The above information is based on an arrest document provided by the Dallas Police Department.