Owners of Desta Ethiopian Restaurant Found Shot to Death in Front of Their Home This Morning

This morning I bear sad news: Yayehyirad Lemma and Yenenesh Desta, the couple who owned Desta, an Ethiopian restaurant on Greenville Avenue, were found dead on the front porch of their home this morning in the M Streets. DMN’s Travis Hudson writes that there is still no clear motive as to why Lemma and his wife were attacked “just after midnight when they returned home from a 16-hour shift at Desta,” a restaurant one of our food writers last year described as  having a “contemporary take on Ethiopian cuisine.”

Police arrived at the scene to find the man and woman already dead after getting reports about shots being fired in the Lower Greenville Avenue. There’s no word yet on what changes will take place at Desta now that the events of this morning have transpired.

UPDATE: Our former colleague Sarah Reiss was admirer of Ethiopian food. She wrote this piece on how Ethiopian food saved her marriage. Sarah also penned “How Dallas Got So Many Ethiopian Restaurants.”

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