A 17-year-old Plano youth drove to Irving to sell marijuana, police said, when a fight broke out and he was shot in the chest on Christmas Eve.
Brett Adkins was pronounced dead shortly after midnight on Christmas Day at Baylor Grapevine Scott & White Hospital, police said in a news release. The Tarrant County medical examiner's website says he died of a gunshot wound to the left chest.
Officers responded at about 9 p.m. Sunday to a report of a shooting in the 200 block of Red River Trail in Irving and found Adkins suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest, police spokesman officer James McClellan said in the release. An initial investigation shows Adkins had apparently gone to conduct a marijuana sale when a suspect he was meeting produced a handgun and a fight broke out.
A suspect fired one round, and then two suspects fled on foot, McClellan said.
An investigation continues, McClellan said in the release.