Dallas police are searching for the person who shot and killed a foreign student during a robbery early Saturday morning.
Eliash Ogolla, 32, died after he was shot several times during an early-morning robbery in the parking lot of his apartment complex on the 7700 block of McCallum Boulevard in far North Dallas, according to police.
Ogolla, a Kenyan studying in Texas on a two-year student visa, and a friend, were heading to the friend’s car in the apartment complex parking lot at about 4:15 a.m. when they were approached by a man with a gun, Maj. Jeff Cotner told NBC 5 during a news conference Monday.
The man with a gun, who may have had an accomplice, demanded money from Ogolla and his friend.
Police said Ogolla’s friend ran and hid behind some nearby cars. Before Ogolla could comply with the armed man’s demands, the gunman opened fire and shot Ogolla several times. The friend told investigators it appeared that the gunman rifled through Ogolla’s pockets while he laid on the ground dying. Police would not say what, if anything, the man took.
Ogolla is married and has children back home in Kenya, according to police. Police have not yet said where Ogolla was a student.
Investigators have little to no description of the shooter, or the man who may have been with him, other than that they appeared to be black, Cotner told NBC 5. Police are looking for an older model, blue or silver SUV in connection to the investigation.
Dallas County CrimeStoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.