Arlington police arrest suspect in Red Wing shoe store slaying

Posted Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Arlington police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of an employee at a shoe store in south Arlington last month, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday night.

Jacob Galen Everett, 21, was in the Arlington Jail facing a capital murder charge. His home address was not available.

Everett was arrested at 600 W. Division St., which is near police headquarters at 620 W. Division St.

Jail records show that he was booked at 9:17 p.m. Bail had not been set late Tuesday.

On Feb. 25, police officers found Randy Pacheco, 23, of Dallas dead in the rear of the Red Wing Shoes store in the 3100 block of South Cooper Street. Items were missing from the store, police said.

Police released a video of a man walking through the store holding a gun. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatsuit and a mask and was followed by a small black-and-white dog that police said belonged to Pacheco.

Tiara Richard, an Arlington police spokeswoman, credited “comprehensive news coverage” of the killing, which resulted in “more than 60 tips.”

“Detectives were provided information that led them to a vehicle that matched the description of one seen at the store at the time of the shooting,” Richard said.

“As detectives interviewed the owner of the vehicle, Everett, they learned that he had been in the store that day.

“Based on information gathered from the suspect and evidence collected at his home, Everett was arrested and is facing a capital murder charge.”

The store owner offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the assailant.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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