Sheen, who friends and family call a “pillar” of Dallas’ Asian community, died in a car crash involving a Jeep on Aug. 15 when he was shot on South University Drive in Fort Worth, Texas. . and a sedan driven by a woman with two passengers.
According to an arrest warrant issued by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, both parties got out of their cars to talk about it.
Shortly after, another vehicle, a 2021 Chrysler 300 driven by a woman, pulled up behind Shane’s Jeep. Two men then got out of the car, one of whom was identified as the shooting suspect, 28-year-old Markin Demores West.
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Two vehicles, an Infiniti and a silver 2014 Ford Fusion, along with two other people, then arrived at the scene. During the tension, Sheen is surrounded by eight men.
At one point during their interaction, the man punched Sheen in the back of the head and pushed him away from the group, police said. The other members then chased Sheen.
After getting out of the Jeep, the group entered Sheen’s car to retrieve the keys. According to the affidavit, Sheen tried to get back into the car but stopped several times.
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Sheen managed to get something out of his car through the passenger door, which later turned out to be a gun. Shane said under oath that he put the gun down.
West retrieved a gun from the trunk of the Chrysler 300 and opened fire on Sheen as he returned to his car, causing West to return and chase West. The alleged shooter then raised his gun again and fired several shots at Sheen.
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Sheen fled the group to the east. Police later found him dead away from the scene and out of sight of security cameras. Sheen did not fire a gun during the incident, according to the affidavit.
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West was arrested Wednesday and is currently being held on $100,000 bail. Previous police reports called the shooting a “justifiable homicide.”
A GoFundMe was set up to help Sheen’s family with expenses such as funeral and legal costs. As of this writing, the crowdfunding campaign has raised over $85,000. “Any excess funds will be raised by the surviving 14-year-old daughter,” the GoFundMe post said.