• Denton Police Department

Update: Homicide Investigation

DENTON, TX, May 17, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – On Sunday, May 17, Denton PD investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Manslaughter. Kashanmustafa Ali (D.O.B. 03/20/2000), roommate of the victim, was arrested and booked into the City of Denton Jail on the warrant. Ali was interviewed as a witness on the night of the homicide and provided false information regarding the suspect. Ali’s account did not match physical evidence at the scene. After interviewing Ali and a witness, investigators were able to determine that Ali shot the victim.

DENTON, TX, May 17, 2020, 12:30 a.m. – On Saturday, May 16 at approximately 10:50 p.m., Denton Public Safety Dispatch received a call regarding an unconscious person in the 200 block of S. Bonnie Brae St. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported with life-threatening injuries to a local hospital, where he was declared deceased a short time later.

The suspect is a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, who is wearing a black hoodie and black or dark gray sweatpants. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at (940) 349-8109.

The victim is not being identified at this time pending family notification.

Contact: Amy Cunningham, (940) 349-8558, DentonPD.MediaRelations@cityofdenton.com

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