One arrested, one sought in Dallas dentist's death

Image 1 of 5

Police have made an arrest and are searching for an additional suspect in connection with the recent shooting death of a Dallas dentist.

Kristopher Love, 31, has been charged with capital murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, police announced Friday night.

Police believe Love shot and killed Kendra Hatcher in the parking garage of the Uptown apartment where she lived. When he was arrested, police found the gun they believed he used to shoot Hatcher with.

Love's girlfriend, Merika Swint spoke exclusively to Fox 4.

"He's an awesome father, I work and he picks my kids up every day from school. He take care of my son, he's an awesome father, he's a good person," Swint said.

"I couldn't see him going and taking a life, and being away from his kids. I make plenty of money I can't see him being hired for a hitman to take someone's life and he'll know he'll be away from his kids," Swint said.

Additionally, a capital murder warrant has been issued for 33-year-old Brenda Delgado.

Delgado is the ex-girlfriend of Hatcher’s boyfriend.

Police say they believe Hatcher’s death was part of a murder-for-hire plot, and that Delgado planned the shooting.

In September, another suspect, Crystal Cortes, was arrested.

Cortes was identified by police and voluntarily went to the Dallas Police Department Headquarters, where she told detectives she was paid $500 to drive a male to Hatcher’s apartment complex, Gables Park 17 on Cedar Springs Road, to rob Hatcher.

Cortes told police once they were at the property, the male got out of the Jeep, shot Hatcher and stole several items from her.

Love remains in jail on a $2.5 million bond.