Teen arrested for murder of mother of 6 at Dollar General

Teen arrested in murder of Dallas mother

DALLAS, TX - Tips led to the arrest of a 15-year-old in connection to the shooting death of an Oak Cliff Dollar General clerk.

Gabrielle Simmons, a 27-year-old mother of six, was shot Monday at the store located in the 4800 block of Sunnyvale Street in Dallas.

Authorities haven't released the identity of the suspect due to his age.

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"We've handled him before for a violence offense," said Deputy Chief Malik Aziz during a news conference Thursday. 

Aziz didn't release further details on the offense but said it was family-related. 

"I'll say this, by far we have more youth doing the right thing than youth doing the wrong things," said Aziz about the suspect's young age "... But we want to engage [the youth] and steer them away from this kind of life because today not just Gabrielle Simmons and her family's lives have been destroyed; the life of a 15-year-old kid has been destroyed, as well as his family." 

The deputy said the suspect was taken into custody by a task unit just north of the shooting and booked into the Dallas Youth Operations Unit.

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