Two men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at a fashion show last week in the Stemmons Corridor.
Maleik Amaad Faheem, 23, and Denwie Bobuin Mfebe, 26, each face one count of murder in the death of Freddie Sanders III. Their attorneys could not immediately be reached for comment.
Dallas police were called late Saturday to an event hall in the 7700 block of Sovereign Row, near West Mockingbird Lane and Interstate 35E, where witnesses said two men had opened fire on Sanders. The 29-year-old was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
According to an arrest-warrant affidavit, there was an argument over money related to the event and Sanders — who helped run the venue — stepped in to break up the ensuing fight. As people left the event hall after the fight, two men pulled out handguns and shot at Sanders as he stood near the door, the affidavit says.
Police said Mfebe’s contact information was provided to them by the venue because he was one of the people who booked the event. Multiple witnesses identified him in a photo lineup as one of the gunmen, and images posted on social media showed him wearing the same clothes one of the gunmen was seen wearing in surveillance footage, the affidavit says.
Mfebe was arrested Monday and has since posted bond, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.
Faheem turned himself in to authorities Monday, and remained in custody Thursday with bail set at $350,000. According to an affidavit, he told detectives he had acted in self-defense and provided them a cellphone video of the altercation.
In addition to running the event hall and a recording studio at the Sovereign Row venue, Sanders worked at “The Beat” KBFB-FM (97.9) and was a former high-school counselor, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported.
Reagan Elam, a friend and co-worker at the radio station, told NBC5 that Sanders was “just a bright light, a team player and had nothing but love for everyone.”