Actor killed in Grand Prairie; another man arrested for murder


A well-known actor from Texas has been killed in a shooting in Grand Prairie over the weekend.

Early Sunday morning 30-year-old Eddie Hassell was found shot to death on Bardin Road near I-30 and Highway 360. Detectives are not saying who did it or why.

Hassell has had parts in TV shows like NBC's science-fiction program "Surface" and the 2010 film "The Kids Are Alright."

Although not confirmed by police, it appears that Hassell was shot during a carjacking.

In a separate incident, Grand Prairie police captured a suspect wanted in a Sunday morning murder. The victim Jose Mares Romero was found shot on West Jefferson near southwest 23rd Street.

He was taken to the E-R but it was too late to save his life. Now, police confirm they found a Fort Worth man named William Smith near the scene. He was questioned, detained and then charged with murder.