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Parking space squabble on Dallas' McKinney Avenue ends in shooting

Parking space squabble on Dallas' McKinney Avenue ends in shooting

McKinney Avenue Tavern
2600 block of McKinney Avenue. Google

A fight over payment for a parking space ended up in a shooting on a main thoroughfare in Uptown Dallas.

According to the Dallas Police Department, the incident took place on April 22 at around 12:34 a.m., when officers responded to a call about a shooting in the 2600 block of McKinney Avenue.

Police interviewed the victim, who stated he was involved in a physical altercation with the suspect, identified in a release as 28-year-old Nnaemeka Onyedebely, regarding payment of a parking space.

Onyedebelu went to One Sette, a nightclub, but was turned away. He and his three acquaintances asked for a refund of their $20 valet fee, but the valet would only give them $10.

They got into an altercation which turned physical. Onyedebely struck the victim with a gun before shooting him in the arm.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue with non-life threatening injuries.

Onyedebely fled the scene prior to officers' arrival. During the course of the investigation, he returned to the scene of the incident, where he was arrested by officers.

In March, a fight over a parking space in Deep Ellum drew international attention when bartender Austin Shuffield attacked L'Daijohnique Lee, whose car was in his way.