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Dallas Police: Celina murder suspect may be serial killer

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 3:32 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2020 at 3:34 PM CST
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CELINA, Texas (KXII) - Dallas police say a man arrested for a Celina murder may be linked to three other recent killings and a random shooting spree.

Investigators say they linked 31-year-old Jeremy Harris to a fatal shooting on Interstate 35 on Nov. 14 and a drive-by murder 30 minutes later in Oak Cliff.

Police said he also faces a murder charge in the random shooting death of SMU student Jaden Urrea, 19, on Halloween.

He was found dead early in the morning after walking home from a Halloween party.

On Wednesday, Celina police say Harris was seen leaving a burning home where firefighters found the body of 60-year-old Blair Carter, who is Harris’s former girlfriend’s father.

U.S. Marshals arrested Harris later that day in Ellis County.

Dallas police say they were also able to tie Harris to three shootings on Tuesday in Denton, Prosper and Frisco.

Police say the crimes are tied to the Harris’ car, which is one way they connected the dots.

”And that’s where I think we engaged in a series of search warrants and subpoenas for additional information to really start to figure out who suspect Harris really is,” said Dallas Deputy Chief Reuben Ramirez. “And it started to unfold in our favor and we really started to find the pieces and the threads that we needed.”

“The knowledge that someone is randomly, with no real reason, and reckless regard for human life is going around murdering individuals is a separate kind of fear,” said Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall. “So we could not be more happy for our community and to make sure that we have this individual off the streets.”

Harris is in the Collin County Jail.

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