A 20YR old man, killed by an undercover police officer in Dallas, was shot blocks from the spot where police fatally shot his brother last year. Derrick Watson was shot at Texaco gas station in 11700 block of Ferguson Road, near Interstate 635 about 2:25pm Wednesday. Police said he reached for a handgun during a confrontation with Garland police Detective Marc Mendoza, who told Dallas police investigators he had identified himself as an officer. Watson, of Mesquite, was pronounced dead at Baylor University Medical Ctr-Dallas, 3:05pm Wednesday, 5 days short of the 1st Anniversary of 17YR old Shawn Watson's death. A grand jury cleared Dallas police SR Cpl. Raymond Dominguez, 29, in the fatal shooting of Shawn, who was unarmed, on the night of 22Sept. Shawn and 3 other men were robbing Cpl. Dominguez, who was working undercover. He said he thought Shawn was reaching for a gun when he shot him in the back. Dallas police Lt. Craig Miller, commander of the homicide unit, oversaw the investigations into both shootings and was on the scene shortly after they occurred. "Any time you lose any one of your children it's a horrible thing, but to lose two of your children the same way. It's just tragic for the family," said Lt. Miller, who said both shootings appeared to be justified. Wednesday afternoon, Garland police were conducting surveillance at Texaco gas station, where they believed suspects in crimes committed in their city were hanging out. It is unclear whether Dallas police knew before the shooting that they were there. Garland officers saw 3 people in a beige pickup- including Derrick Watson, conducting what they believed to be drug sales. Detective Mendoza drove to the gas station to try to make an undercover drug purchase but went into the gas station's store after none of the suspects approached him. When the detective came back out, 3 more people had pulled up in a blue Kia, which police said was stolen days earlier, and one of them accused the detective of being a cop. "Four suspects were approaching" Detective Mendoza, said Dallas police Sgt. Gary Kirkpatrick. "They were cursing him, threatening him, telling him to do something." The detective pulled his handgun and identified himself as an officer, police said. Derrick Watson reached for a chrome pistol, and Detective Mendoza shot him in the chest. "It certainly got to the point where he was not trying to make a narcotics buy, but he was trying to stay alive," Sgt. Kirkpatrick said. Police found crack cocaine in both vehicles and arrested 30-year-old Kiilu Qunionis Shabazz II on robbery and drug charges and Derrick Watson's 16-year-old brother for resisting arrest, police said. Attorney Ed Moore represented members of the Watson family after Shawn's death and said he is representing them again. He said he had talked to witnesses who contradict the Dallas police. After Shawn's death, Mr. Moore acknowledged that the teenager was involved in an attempt to rob an undercover Dallas vice unit detective, Cpl. Dominguez. The events that led to that shooting began at the same Texaco station, where Cpl. Dominguez was flagged down by several men, according to police documents. Cpl. Dominguez was temporarily placed on restricted duty while detectives investigated discrepancies in his story. A grand jury declined to indict him in April. Mr. Moore said both boys and their two surviving brothers were raised by their grandmother, who is devastated.
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