Dallas police searching for Jeep in Uptown garage murder

Dallas police are searching for a Jeep Cherokee caught on camera leaving the scene of an Uptown apartment tower garage moments after a woman was murdered.

Kendra Hatcher, 35, was shot dead about 7:45 p.m. in the Gables Park 17 garage.

Dallas police officials said they're looking for an older model Jeep Cherokee they believe that followed another car into the garage.

Police said the Cherokee parked and waited in a parking space. Then Hatcher arrived, parked her vehicle and got out of the car.

At that point the person in the Cherokee got out of their car and appeared to walk toward Hatcher. But police declined to say the Cherokee driver was the one who shot Hatcher or is even a suspect.

The Cherokee driver then gets back into the vehicle and leaves the garage. The Cherokee has damaged or faded paint on the hood and paper tags.

Police declined to elaborate on a potential motive for the murder.

Police have upped patrols in the area and have asked residents to remain vigilant. The building added security guards at the parking garage gates on Thursday.

“She was the sweetest person,” Hatcher’s sister, Ashley Lipscomb, told FOX 4 by phone Thursday night. “I can’t imagine anyone wanting to hurt her.”

Lipscomb says that even though Hatcher lived at the Gables for years by herself, family members never worried.

“There were cameras, there was a locked garage, a gated community,” said Lipscomb. “She said she always felt safe. We never expected her not to be safe.”

Carrie Hall lives two doors down from Hatcher.

She believes the building should have better surveillance.

“We’ve got a very good camera in the dog room to make sure people pick up after their dogs, but we don't have them around the parking garage,” said Hall.