Dallas Man Arrested For Opening Fire in Koreatown Hair Salon and Injuring Three Korean Women ‘Motivated by Hate’
Where’s the media outrage?
Dallas, Texas – Jeremy Smith, 37, was arrested on Tuesday for walking into a hair salon in Koreatown and opening fire on Korean women before taking off in a minivan last Tuesday.
Three Korean women were injured in the shooting and authorities are investigating it as a hate crime.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Jeremy Smith has a history of violence toward Asians and previously attacked his Asian boss when he worked at Ulta Beauty warehouse.
Fox News reported:
A man suspected of wounding three Korean women in a Dallas hair salon during a shooting authorities are investigating as a hate crime was arrested Tuesday and is suspected in a recent string of shootings at or near Asian businesses, authorities said.
Jeremy Smith, 37, was booked into the Dallas County jail and is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He allegedly walked into the Hair World Salon on May 11 and opened fire on the seven people inside with a .22 caliber rifle, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia told reporters.
“We believe the shooting was intentional,” said Garcia. “The actions and the investigation has revealed to us that this was motivated by hate.”
The FBI said it is investigating the shooting as a hate crime. Surveillance video captured Smith’s van with specific details and determined it to be a 2004 Honda Odyssey, authorities said.
An arrest warrant affidavit said Smith drove the minivan with a paper license plate that matched several of the numbers seen by witnesses. He also admitted to being in the area on the day of the shooting, Fox Dallas reported. A vehicle crash that occurred two years ago with an Asian male resulted in him having panic attacks and “delusions” when around people of Asian descent, Garcia said.
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Author: Cristina Laila