Who is Jeremy Harris? Texas man kills 4 men in random shooting spree, called 'definition of a serial killer'
Authorities say that, during each random shooting, Harris pointed a gun from the window of his driver’s seat, fired, then drove off.
DALLAS, TEXAS: Jeremy Harris, 31, has been charged for a string of killings that began on Halloween and ended with his arrest on November 18 for the murder of 60-year-old Blair Carter, who was found inside a house set ablaze. The Texas man was also charged with the murder of Southern Methodist University student Robert Urrea. Police say Urrea was gunned down while walking home from a party on Halloween night. Harris was also charged with murder in Celina, in Collin County and two other murders in Dallas in the past week. Investigators say he may be connected to several other shootings in cities around North Texas. According to police reports, the three killings happened between October 31 and November 14 and were random and unprovoked acts of violence.
Dallas Police Deputy Chief Reuben Ramirez said Harris's activities fit the description of what one would call 'a serial killer'. ''In my opinion, based on what I've seen so far, I believe this is the definition of a serial killer. It is extremely unusual for someone to just go on a shooting spree," Ramirez said. On Saturday, November 21, Haris was taken to Collin County jail for the three murder charges on a $3 million bond.
On November 18, 2020, at 11.10 am, the Celina Fire Department received a phone call about a home that caught fire in the 1400 block of Anvil Drive. After extinguishing the fire, the firemen discovered the body of the homeowner, Blair Carter. Witnesses told the investigating officers that they heard the sound of gunfire before the house caught fire. Investigators then got a hold of the vehicle which was allegedly present at the crime scene. Harris was located with his vehicle, a black Chevrolet Tahoe, in Ellis County and was immediately taken into custody. Carter was identified as Harris's ex-girlfriend's father.
On October 31, 19-year-old Robert 'Jaden' Urrea, a Southern Methodist student, was going back home after celebrating Halloween, when Harris in his white Ford Taurus pulled over and shot him dead. The vehicle belonged to Harris's girlfriend and was taken out by him after a fight with her. Urrea was said to be a gifted musician who sang and played in a band.
On November 14, Harris allegedly killed a 36-year-old homeless man, Adam Gautreau. Gautreau was shot nine times by Harris. Gautreau has one 11-year-old son. The boy's grandmother told NBC DFW that he was living on the streets and struggling with drug addiction but he was working to get his life back on track. "Adam was a wonderful, wonderful person. [He] would never hurt a soul, and had a beautiful smile, great guy," the grandmother said.
After killing Gautreau, the next victim was 57-year-old Kenneth Hamilton, who was driving home, was shot dead at a red light at South Beckley Avenue and Clarendon Drive in east Oak Cliff. Police said the gunman drove a black Chevy Tahoe with black rims. ''For somebody to do something to him is just beyond me. Because he wasn’t the type of person that would go around starting trouble with people," Hamilton's widow, Joyce, told KHOU11.
Denton police said Harris is also suspected in the “random shooting” of two 20-year-old women who were in a vehicle in the 2400 block of East University Drive on November 17. Police said the two victims were driving when a vehicle pulled up beside them and began shooting into their vehicle. Both women had non-life threatening injuries.