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Teen Killed in Shooting

Grand Prairie police are investigating the death of River Kristof Patino, 19, who was shot during an altercation Thursday.

Police said Patino and a friend were driving east on Lakeview Dr. around 4:40 p.m. when they passed a group of four Hispanic males walking along Lakeview Dr. The group flashed gang signs at Patino.

Patino, also known as “Ri-Ri,” stopped the car. He and his passenger confronted the group. During a verbal altercation one in the group pulled a pistol and shot Patino in the head.

The shooter is described as:

Hispanic male
16-18 years old
5’8” tall
170 pounds
No hair
Wearing a white t-shirt and khaki shorts
All of the suspects, described as between 16-18 years old, fled on foot. A witness told police the suspects were seen on Aggie Street.

Patino was taken Methodist Dallas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police believe the shooter and the other suspects live in the neighborhood. Anyone with information about shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 972-988-8477 or the Grand Prairie Police “Tip Line” at 972-237-8877.

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