Trackdown: Arrest made in deadly Dallas gas station hit-and-run

An arrest has been made in a deadly hit and run featured on FOX4’s cold case series, Trackdown.

Brenda McLemore was killed by a hit and run driver in July 2017 and Shaun Rabb told her story in October. Dallas homicide detectives recently identified and arrested a suspect: Jessica Roxana Perez.

Mclemore, 53, was killed by a hit and run driver on July 2, 2017 in a Dallas gas station parking lot.

Surveillance video showed the car, an older model Silver Infiniti G-35. With only the video to go on, the case was turned over to homicide where good detective work led to the arrest of Perez. She has been charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid: Death.

The Hideaway Bar and Grill in the strip center a few hundred yards from the 7-Eleven Exxon is where Perez and a friend had been eating and drinking before the accident.

According to the arrest affidavit, "...they got into an argument and ...Perez...drove off"

Minutes later, she returned to The Hideaway parking lot before driving to the 7-Eleven parking lot where she parks. She then drove past the pumps, hit McLemore and returned to the bar parking lot.

Perez was arrested in Arlington in Sept. 2017 for DWI in a 2007 Silver Infiniti G35 two months after Brenda McLemore was struck and killed. On the street police work led Detective Jeff Loeb to the woman arrested and charged in McLemore's death

In a statement, McLemore's family said it was relieved at the arrest.

"We are extremely grateful to the PI we hired, and to the detectives in the Dallas Police Department Homicide division, for locating and arresting the suspect in Brenda's death.  We are now hopeful that justice will ultimately be served."

Perez is currently out of jail on a $50,000 bond.

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