Dallas police investigating murder of U.S. Air Force senior airman

Texas police opened an investigation into the death of Nick Slaughter after he came to a local emergency room with a gunshot wound.

Police in Dallas, Texas have launched an investigation after a U.S. Air Force Reserves senior airman died of a gunshot wound in a local emergency room.

WFAA reports that on Oct. 19, employees at a local hospital informed the police department that 29-year-old Nicholas “Nick” Slaughter entered their emergency room shortly after midnight suffering from a single gunshot wound. According to the report, investigators later learned his injuries were related to an earlier alert about an active shooter on foot in a local lounge parking lot.

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Nick Slaughter (Slaughter family, via CBS)

”He was just a good guy, a good kid. Loved life,” Marlo Obera, Slaughter’s brother-in-law, told the news outlet.

As the investigation continues, Obera said the family is unaware of many details around the circumstances of their loved one’s death.

The owner of The Chocolate Lounge nightclub says there was an altercation between a group of women outside of the venue, however, it is still not yet known whether the two incidents were related, according to the report. The Chocolate Lounge released an official statement reported by WFAA:

“On the behalf of Chocolate Lounge, we are deeply saddened by the recent events that took place after closing on this past Sunday evening. We at the moment want to be respectful to the family and friends of Nick Slaughter and allow the investigation by DPD to be fully conducted. Our CLX family is and will be in FULL cooperation.”

Obera, who described Slaughter to the news outlet as an “ambitious young man,” pleaded for a witness to come forward.

”Just please say something. I don’t care if it’s anonymous. Just say something so we can find out who would come and just shoot a gun in the middle of a crowd,” he said to WFAA.

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The Dallas Police Department has issued a call for information about the shooter or the incident. They have opened a Crime Stoppers tip line at 214-373-TIPS and offered a $5K reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the murder.

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