Man arrested for deadly shooting at Dallas playground

Dallas police arrested a man for a deadly late night shooting at a northeast Dallas playground.

The incident happened about midnight at the Vista Villa apartment complex in the 11300 block of Amanda Lane near Jupiter Road.

A group of people were outside when a fight broke out at the complex's playground and a man opened fire -- striking another man. It wasn’t immediately clear what started the fight.

The victim, Pablo Pedraza, 35, was taken to Presbyterian Hospital where he died.

Police announced Monday morning they arrested James Melvin Smith, 32, on a murder charge for the deadly shooting. He was taken to Dallas County Jail and has a $100,000 bail.


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