A 31-year-old man in Texas has been arrested on charges of multiple murders. Authorities have also suggested that the man, Jeremy Harris, could be responsible for numerous other crimes in the Dallas region.
Harris, a native of Red Oaks, was taken into police custody on November 18. Authorities have recently released information relating to his arrest and the crimes he is suspected of committing.
Speaking to reporters, Dallas Police Deputy Chief Reuben Ramirez shared his fears over Harris’s activity prior to his arrest. “In my opinion, based on what I’ve seen so far, I believe this is the definition of a serial killer,” Ramirez said during a press conference.
Following his arrest on November 18, Harris was charged with four counts of murder and had his bail set at $3 million. Authorities believe that Harris killed his ex’s father, Blair Carter, on the morning of the 18th. Construction workers called in a report that they saw smoke and heard gunfire, resulting in firefighters responding to the scene. They found Carter’s remains within.
Once investigators learned that Harris dated Carter’s daughter, they zeroed in on him as a suspect. After bringing him into custody, they accused him of the gunfire killing of Robert Jaden Urrea, a college student who was found shot to death in an intersection on Halloween night. Harris was also accused of a pair of killings that occurred on the evening of November 14.
The first killing that evening was of Adam Gautreau, a homeless man with an 11-year-old son who was found dead outdoors. The second killing on November 14 was Kenneth Hamilton, 57, who was shot dead in his car while he was waiting for a traffic light to turn.
Investigators have stated that they believe Harris targeted his alleged victims at random, aside from Carter. They used ballistics evidence and cell phone records to connect Harris to the crimes, which resulted in the charges being brought against him. Harris, for his own part, was out on parole in May after previously serving time for charges ranging from burglary to assault and evading arrest.
At the time of this writing, it is not clear if Harris has entered a plea or secured legal representation. However, investigators allege that he is a danger to the public, as they portray a gunman with no empathy who has been killing at random in the Dallas area.
Harris, like all convicted US citizens, is innocent until proven guilty and has the right to an attorney for his criminal trial.