Jeremy Harris Wiki – Biography
Jeremy Harris is also suspected in non-fatal shootings in Denton, Prosper, and Frisco. A man who police have described as an alleged “serial killer” is accused of four murders in North Texas, including the death of Southern Methodist University (SMU) student Jaden Urrea.
Urrea’s family said the 19-year-old had been at a Halloween party and was walking from the venue when the incident happened.
The other two murders happened on Nov. 14 within 30 minutes of each other, police said. Those victims were identified as 57-year-old Kenneth Jerome Hamilton and 36-year-old Adam Gautreau.
Hamilton’s death happened just after 9 p.m. near South Beckley Avenue and Clarendon Drive, while Gautreau’s happened about 30 minutes before at the intersection of Empire Central and N. Stemmons Freeway.
“In my opinion based on what we’ve seen so far, I believe that this is the definition of a serial killer. It’s random, there is no known association between victims and the complainant,” Dallas police Deputy Chief Reuben Ramirez said.
Jeremy Harris Age
Jeremy Harris is 31-years-old.
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Charged & Arrested
Jeremy Harris, 31, has been linked to at least four deaths — three in Dallas and one in Celina — after his arrest earlier this week. He was taken into custody after police found a victim, 60-year-old Blair Carter, dead inside a burning home in Celina on Wednesday.
Now, Harris has been charged with three other murders in Dallas, which police described as random killings.
Harris has been charged with four counts of murder — one in Celina and three in Dallas — and is being held on $3 million bond, PEOPLE confirms.
Police said Urrea, 19, was found lying on a street with a gunshot wound at the intersection of South Harwood Street and Jackson Street at around 3 a.m. on Oct. 31. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Dallas Fire-Rescue.
On Monday, Nov. 16, an apparent random driver was shot in East Dallas but survived. The next day, a man was shot in the arm in Prosper while he was in his truck near a grocery store. Harris was also connected to these violent crimes.
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 Nov. 17. Police said the two victims were driving when a vehicle pulled up beside them and began shooting into their vehicle. Both women were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities were able to link the cases with Harris’ black Chevy SUV and with evidence found in his apartment. He was taken into custody at his apartment in Ellis County.
Harris is currently in Collin County jail on a $3 million bond.
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis released a statement on Harris’ arrest:
“My office has been working closely with numerous area law enforcement agencies since Wednesday’s murder in Celina and the subsequent arrest of Jeremy Rashad Harris for that crime. Harris is currently in the Collin County Jail on bonds totaling $3 million. We will continue to coordinate with all the involved agencies and jurisdictions to protect the public and see that justice is done. To respect the integrity of ongoing investigations, I will have no further comment at this time.“
Investigators allege Harris killed Blair Carter, his ex-girlfriend’s 60-year-old father, in Celina.
That killing occurred early on Nov. 18, when construction workers at a nearby site reported hearing gunshots and smoke coming from Carter’s home. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and discovered the victim’s remains.
Detectives soon learned Harris had dated Carter’s daughter, and identified him as a suspect. He was tracked to Ellis County and detained with bond set at $1 million.
After his arrest, Dallas investigators started eyeing him as a suspect in three killings in their city, including the Halloween killing of Robert Jaden Urrea, a Southern Methodist University student.
Urrea, 19, was found shot to death in the middle of an intersection downtown, according to an arrest warrant obtained by PEOPLE.
Harris, authorities allege, is also suspected in the fatal Nov. 14 shooting of 36-year-old Adam Gautreau, a homeless man with an 11-year-old son.
Harris is also now the lead suspect in the murder of Kenneth Hamilton that same evening, as well as an aggravated assault committed last week, police said at Friday’s press conference.
Hamilton, 57, was shot in his car as he waited for a stop light, according to investigators.
The three killings in Dallas were committed at random, police allege.
Officials said they used ballistics and phone records to link Harris to the killings.
Police also said that Harris is under investigation for non-fatal shooting incidents carried out in Frisco, Denton, and Prosper on Nov. 17.
During the press conference, authorities noted Harris was released from parole in May and has previous convictions for drug possession, burglary, assault, evading arrest, assault against a family member, criminal trespass and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
It was unclear if Harris has entered pleas to the charges against him, or had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.