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Teen dies after being hit by car in parking lot during possible drug deal, police say

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A 19-year-old has died from injuries he suffered in an Arlington parking lot while he may have been involved in what police called “high-risk activity.”

The teen may have been hit by a vehicle during a possible drug transaction, Arlington police said.

The teen suffered the injuries Tuesday night, but died Wednesday morning in a local hospital.

The victim has been identified as Jose Alonso Contreras, 19, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website on Thursday. He was pronounced dead at 7:56 a.m. Wednesday.

Arlington police responded to a call of an unconscious person in a parking lot about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of Spruce Point Drive in Arlington.

Arlington police determined that Contreras may have been struck by a vehicle in the parking lot.

Detectives are canvassing the area for witnesses and surveillance video.

Anyone with information should call Arlington homicide investigator Grant Gildon at 817-459-5691. Tipsters also can call Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

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