A fifth man has been arrested on a capital murder charge months after four other men were jailed in connection with the same fatal botched robbery in northwest Dallas.
Desavion Hawkins, 20, was jailed Friday in connection with the death of Eduardo Sergio Orellana, who was shot Sept. 19 outside his apartment at 3333 Webb Chapel Extension.
Orellana was killed during an armed robbery carried out by five men, police wrote in an arrest-warrant affidavit. Four men — Dominique Mangum, 21; Edward Roper, 20; Corey Smith, 20; and Michael McCoy, 20 — were charged with murder in October.
Police spokesman Sgt. Warren Mitchell said Hawkins was part of the original group of men officers had been looking for, but “he kept eluding police.”
Orellana, 43, died at Parkland Memorial Hospital after his children found him collapsed and bleeding outside their apartment.
Tipsters identified McCoy as one of the suspects in the shooting after police released surveillance video from the crime scene, according to the arrest-warrant affidavit.
McCoy, who was already in jail on unrelated charges, told a Dallas police detective that he and the four other men were at the northwest Dallas apartment where Orellana was killed to rob people.
He told the detective that he and Smith, Roper and Mangum knew each other and had committed several robberies together since the shooting before they were caught, according to the arrest-warrant affidavit.
McCoy also identified a man who he said was the shooter in the robbery. Police said Thursday they could not confirm whether the man McCoy identified was Hawkins.
Hawkins is also charged with two counts of aggravated assault stemming from a July 2018 shooting in west Dallas, in which police say he fired a handgun into a window of a home where two people were inside. Hawkins was later identified in a six-picture lineup, and a warrant for his arrest was issued in September 2018.
Hawkins remained in the Dallas County Jail on Thursday, where he is being held in lieu of $600,000 bail. Mangum, Roper, Smith and McCoy were all also still in jail