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Names of suspects, victims released in Burger Street shooting

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An abandoned car sits in front of the Burger Street fast food restaurant Wednesday evening as the body of one of two victims in a murder crime lies in the drive-thru lane.

An abandoned car sits in front of the Burger Street fast food restaurant Wednesday evening as the body of one of two victims in a murder crime lies in the drive-thru lane. (MICHAEL DANSER/The Daily Campus)

Two men have been charged with capital murder after killing two men in a drug-related shooting broke out in the 5600 block on Mockingbird Lane Wednesday night.

Jason Greer Frappier and Christian Avalos have been charged with capital murder after killing 27-year-old Chadwick Daniel Ryan and 29-year-old Robert Allen of Dallas.

Ryan died on the scene in the drive thru of Burger Street. Allen was taken to Baylor Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

According to police reports, police found a bag with approximately 30 pounds of marijuana valued at $30,000 in The Phoenix parking garage.

Witnesses saw a suspect running into the apartment complex on Mockingbird Lane next to Burger Street.

Pamela Rhodes, a patrol for Ruiz Protection Services, heard eight gunshots around 10:05 p.m.

“I pulled up and the body was still laying there on its back, shot in the head. Kids were out there arguing earlier,” Rhodes said.

Police arrived on the scene shortly after. A helicopter with a searchlight circled the area.

Lynn Maakestad, a cashier at the On the Run convenience store, was the first to call the Dallas Police Department.

“Customers came in saying there were men running around with guns in the parking lot,” Maakestad said. “I called the police and I guess some people at Kroger called too.”

Chan Youman has been working at Kroger for four years and said nothing like this has ever happened.

“People were running around screaming ‘Call the police,'” she said.

A nurse from Baylor Hospital, Stephanie Cone, was at Exxon when she heard the last three gunshots.

“Everyone started driving away fast and panicking,” Cone said. “Someone was running from Burger Street. I saw a body under the drive thru pavilion and a white guy fell on the hood of a car crying.”

Police followed blood trails through the building to Avalos and Frappier. Frappier had been shot in the elbow. Both were taken into custody and Avalos received medical treatment from Baylor Hospital.

Many SMU students live in The Phoenix and were unable to enter or exit the complex until around 11:30 p.m.

SMU senior Michelle Dekkers lives in The Phoenix but was not in her room when the gunshots were fired. By the time she returned to her room a helicopter was circling the building and police were everywhere.

“I got texts from friends that live in my complex and the family that I tutor for because they drove by and saw tons of police cars,” Dekkers said. “I was extremely scared. I turned off all the lights in my apartment, locked and dead-bolted the door and locked myself in my room.”

A criminal background check revealed records for all victims and suspects.

Ryan had charges of assault, driving while intoxicated (DWI) and two accounts of marijuana possession.  Allen had previously been charged with two accounts of assault and two for possession of cocaine. In 2009, Frappier was charged with possession of marijuana. Avalos also had possession charges. 

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