On Friday, July 15, 2022, Judge Cheryl Shannon of the 305th Dallas County District Court heard the remainder of a case related to certifying the 16-year-old juvenile who allegedly shot and killed Ali Elbanna as an adult. The Judge ruled the 16-year-old can be tried as an adult in the fatal Dallas robbery.
Elbanna’s family wants justice in his murder. The accused shooter is 16-year-old Camron Range. While a juvenile, Elbanna’s family wanted Range to face a harsher sentence due to the severity of the crime as he faces a capital murder charge. Iman Elbanna, the second eldest daughter of Ali Elbanna, said, “The crime he committed was so grave, not just the murder itself but then last week we learned this individual had been committing violent crimes since the age of 12.”
The juvenile certification hearing began last Friday, July 8, and that day, the District Attorney’s juvenile prosecution team called their witnesses and presented their side of the case, pushing for the individual to be tried as an adult. On Friday, July 15, 2022, Judge Shannon heard the case from the defense attorney for the juvenile and from their witnesses.
The main subject of the hearing related to the murder of Ali Elbanna, which occurred on November 16, 2021, at the Costco Business Center on Park Lane in Dallas. Mr. Elbanna was loading his groceries into his car when four individuals, including the juvenile who is the subject of the juvenile certification hearing, approached him, demanded his belongings, and shot and killed him.
The four individuals were arrested, and the three adults were charged with capital murder related to the killing along with multiple counts of aggravated robbery for offenses committed earlier the same day, including one at NorthPark Mall.