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Arlington man arrested in Kennedale teacher's murder

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Arlington police arrested a man Thursday morning in connection with the murder of a Kennedale teacher.

Ross Shreves, 27, was shot dead early Monday morning. Shreves' body was found in his car in the parking lot of a sports bar in southwest Arlington. Shreves was shot at least twice in the neck and head.

Police arrested Patrick Brooks, 27, at an Arlington home on Thursday and now faces a murder charge. His bail has been set at $100,000.

The two were old high school friends and had only recently reconnected on Facebook.

"They graduated, they went separate ways. Ross' life took him down a wonderful journey," Tammy Ward, a friend of Shreves, said. "He took the high road, and Patrick didn't.""

According to the arrest affidavit, Brooks sent a text message to Shreves on June 9 asking if he wanted to get something to drink. Shreves asked if he wanted to meet up at No Frills, an Arlington bar. Brooks replied he couldn't drive because he had a recent DWI, so Shreves volunteered to pick Brooks up.

Police said video surveillance footage from the bar's parking lot showed Shreves' car arriving at the bar. Brooks quickly exited from the vehicle and walked away after the car was parked. Police believe Shreves was killed by Brooks less than 30 seconds after arriving at the parking lot.

Police also noted Brooks was Facebook friends with Shreves on the morning of June 10, but by that afternoon he was no longer friends with Shreves and Brooks' profile had been deleted.

Brooks lived with his grandparents and has a minor criminal record, including DWI, but there are no arrests for drugs or violent crimes

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