Store worker arrested for shooting suspected beer thief near Bishop’s arts district

Updated at 12:34 p.m .: Revised to include additional information from an affidavit.

Dallas Police have arrested a convenience store clerk after officers said he shot and killed a man stealing beer from his North Oak Cliff store on Wednesday night.

Delon Montreace Johnson Jr., who turned 24 on Thursday, was jailed in Dallas County Jail for murder. His bond was not fixed and it was not clear if he had a lawyer.

Police responded at around 10:50 p.m. at 7-Eleven in the 400 block of North Zang Boulevard, just east of Bishop’s Arts District, after Johnson called 911 to report the shooting.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, two men entered the store and each took two packs of 12 beers, then left without paying. Johnson followed them into the parking lot to tell them to put down the beer, then fired five shots at their van as they drove off, police said.

The vehicle came to a stop about a mile south at Zang and West Clarendon Drive.

One of the occupants of the pickup, Kenneth Collins, was shot in the neck. He was taken to Dallas Methodist Medical Center and pronounced dead.

The second man, who has not been identified, fled before police arrived, police said.

Johnson was arrested at the convenience store and admitted to the shooting, the affidavit states.

Authorities continue to investigate the shooting.