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DALLAS, Texas — A failed drug money robbery turned deadly shooting on Saturday night in Dallas, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Arrested was 43-year-old Derrick Youngblood, who has been charged with first-degree murder.

According to the affidavit, Youngblood claimed 45-year-old Rufus White and an accomplice had entered his residence at gun point and attempted to rob him of his drug money. Youngblood told police he then chased White and shot him.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020, Dallas police responded to the shooting in the 9600 block of Ferris Branch Boulvard. There, police found White laying on the sidewalk with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. White was transported to an area hospital by Dallas Fire-Rescue where he was later pronounced deceased.

911 callers informed police a grey Dodge Charger fled the scene of the shooting. Police officers observed a gray Dodge Charger in the area of the shooting, stopped the vehicle, and identified Youngblood as the driver. Police say Youngblood had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his hand as well as two long guns in plain view inside the vehicle.

Survellience videos show the shooter wearing a light-blue/turquoise shirt with white pants, matching the clothing Youngblood was wearing when stopped by police, states the affidavit.

Youngblood, in an interview with police and after being given his Miranda rights, told police "he sells drugs and keeps a large amount of cash at his residence," further stated the affidavit. He was subsequently booked into the Dallas County Jail on the murder charge ans is awaiting arraignment.

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