17-year-old wanted in gas station murder

Police issued an arrest warrant for 17-year-old Jayden Blanton, who they say was involved in the robbery and shooting death of a man at an Oak Cliff gas station Sunday.

The Dallas Police Department says that 37-year-old Jorje Alberto Torres bought a soda inside the 7-Eleven store on West Ledbetter at Hampton using a large amount of cash. He then went to fill his tank.

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That’s when three people approached Torres in the parking lot around 10:45 p.m. when he was robbed and shot.

Police say Blanton was caught on surveillance camera standing behind Torres in line. Another video shows Blanton and two other people approaching Torres in the parking lot.

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Blanton is accused of shooting Torres once in the shoulder, then standing over him and shooting him in the head before rifling through his pockets and taking his wallet. The three robbers fled on foot to a nearby apartment complex. Torres was taken to a hospital, where he died. No one has been arrested.

Anyone with information on this case or Blanton’s whereabouts should call Detective Derick Chaney, 214.671.3645.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Call in anonymous tips to 214.373.8477.

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  • Tony Hammontree

    Just out of curiosity, where are you finding this information from? I’ve read articles from places like abc, fox, cnn, etc. but they never provide data or resources.

  • grannybunny

    Frequently, the posting of these pictures results in the perps being identified.

  • Tony Hammontree

    What is the common affluent white man’s interaction with the common non-affluent black man? Probably crime news. So what memories does the white man have when he interacts with the black man? Probably crime news. Why does the white man fear the black man today? Well, besides from the historical racism (slavery, segregation and/then discrimination) it’s probably crime news. – What would happen if it was unlawful for media to display a personal image of a person who commits a crime? Does posting an image do any good? Lets say I do see this man in public and called the cops, could they lawfully do anything? That’s if I can clearly make an accurate observation from a half pix-elated image. Does shaming the “criminal” do the trick?
    …. If we stopped posting pictures of the criminal, would our society begin to think differently about crime on a more holistic approach? – Just an opinion and a thought.