Homicide Investigation - Report #2021-01820599
By Jesse Minton
Posted on July 02, 2021, July 02, 2021
The Arlington Police Department responded to a shooting in the 1700 block of W. Sanford Street at 6:26 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Officers located a man with an apparent gunshot wound who was transported to a local hospital. The man was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. Investigators determined that the victim and another man had an altercation at a local convenience store in the 1600 block of W. Randol Mill Road prior to the shooting. Investigators believe the suspect followed the victim after leaving the store. At some point, detectives believe the suspect shot the victim while he was walking on W. Sanford Street. The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle.

A witness seeing the incident provided a license plate of the suspect’s vehicle after the shooting. Officers quickly checked the license plate return and surrounded the suspect’s residence in the 1900 block of Nueces Trail. The suspect initially refused to come out of the residence. The department’s SWAT Team responded and the suspect eventually surrendered around midnight. Justin Milem, 38-years of age, was arrested and charged with one count of Murder and remains in the Arlington Jail.

The exact motive is unknown at this time. The case remains under investigation.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.

Report Number 2021-01820599
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