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DALLAS, Texas — The Dallas Police Department has arrested a juvenile in connection with the shooting death of a woman outside her north Dallas home on Memorial Day, the department announced Thursday morning.

The juvenile, who police have not identified due to their age, was arrested on Wednesday night, charged with capital murder, and booked into the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center.

The shooting occurred at approximately 5 p.m. at 6310 Royalton Drive, which is located just northeast of the Preston Royal shopping center at the intersection of Preston Road and Royal Lane.

Upon arrival, Dallas Police Department officers observed the victim, identified as 59-year-old Leslie Squair Baker, sitting in the driver seat of her car with an apparent gunshot wound. The unknown suspect(s) had fled the scene.

"Officers pulled the victim out of the vehicle and immediately began performing first aid before the arrival of Dallas Fire-Rescue," stated the Dallas Police Department.

Baker was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Baker was the director of marketing and communications at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, according to her Linkedin account.

Friends and family remembered Baker on social media as one of the most caring and giving individuals they know — a burst of sunshine and laughter.

Baker's daughter, in a Facebook tribute, said he mother was a beautiful person with a glowing personality.

Anyone with information can contact the Dallas Police Department's Homicide Unit Detective E. Montenegro at (214) 671-3624 or by email at e.montenegro@dallascityhall.com.

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