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Jeremy Smith allegedly walked into the Hair World Salon and fired a .22 caliber rifle 13 times — striking three women and endangering four more.
Jeremy Smith is 37 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
A Dallas man has been jailed since May after allegedly shooting three women at a hair salon in the city’s Koreatown. This week, a grand jury classified the shooting as a hate crime.
At 2:20 p.m. on May 11, Jeremy Smith, 37, allegedly walked into the Hair World Salon and fired a .22 caliber rifle 13 times — striking three women and endangering four more, according to a statement released by Dallas County Criminal District Attorney John Creuzot.
“Smith is alleged to have intentionally selected the complainants because of his bias or prejudice against Asian Americans,” says the statement. “After reviewing the evidence, the Grand Jury found that there was sufficient evidence to find probable cause and to indict Smith for these hate crimes.”
According to online jail records, Smith was charged with seven counts of aggravated assault and is currently held on a $700,000 bond.
At the time of Smith’s arrest, his girlfriend told investigators that he was involved in a car crash two years ago with a man of Asian descent. Since then, she alleged, he’d been “delusional” about Asian Americans, according to an affidavit from the Associated Press.
“[H]e begins having delusions that the Asian mob is after him or attempting to harm him,” whenever he’s around anyone of Asian descent, his girlfriend told police, the AP reported.
During a press conference in May, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia suggested the incident was a hate crime.
“Right now, it’s an issue of hate. It’s a hate crime. However that manifests itself, I’m not here to say that,” Garcia said. “I can tell you that I know our community sees it as a hate crime. I see it as a hate crime and so do our men and women.”