Crime

Online tip leads to arrest of man suspected in Christmas Eve killing

An online tip led to the arrest of a man who police say walked up to an Arlington resident and killed him the day before Christmas, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.

Arrested is Desmond Norfleet, 27, of Fort Worth, police said.

Don Spriggs, 39, was outside a game room in the 6700 block of Brentwood Stair Road talking to a woman when a man approached him on the sidewalk and began shooting, police said.

Spriggs died of multiple gunshot wounds after being taken to a local hospital emergency room.

An arrest warrant for Norfleet says witnesses heard four or five shots.

A woman who was with Spriggs when he was shot told investigators that they didn’t have any confrontations with anyone before the shooting. She said that Norfleet approached Spriggs and said “Gangsta.” Spriggs’ known nickname is “Gangsta D,” according to the document.

The woman said she and Spriggs both acknowledged the man by nodding their heads but didn’t say anything else. She told investigators she didn’t know the man and it appeared Spriggs didn’t know him either.

There was no argument or aggression between the two men prior to shots being fired, according to the document.

Following the shooting, the document says the suspect calmly walked back to his car and drove away.

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Nichole Manna is an investigative reporter for the Star-Telegram. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she covered crime and breaking news in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas. She is a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and grew up in Florida.
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