Homicide at 400 N. Walton Walker Boulevard

On October 24, 2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m. officers responded to a stabbing call at 400 N. Walton Walker Boulevard.  The victim, Marietta Shaw, B/F/24, was found deceased inside her apartment with several stab wounds.  A separate cutting call was made to Dallas Police at another location. The victim’s boyfriend, Quavize Jones B/M/28 was found at this location with cuts to his hands. After receiving medical treatment, Jones was interviewed at Dallas Police Headquarters by Homicide Detectives. As a result of this interview, Jones has been charged with murder and placed in jail on a $500,000 bond.

For more details about this incident, please see the Probable Cause Affadavit below:

SIGNED PCA – 418 S Walton Walker Blvd


Homicide at 2300 Quinto Drive

On October 16, 2014, victim Juan Dedios Canizales was found deceased inside his home in the 2300 block of Quinto Drive.  As a result of the investigation, Homicide detectives developed information leading them to Clifford Lee Compton W/M/47 as a Suspect to this murder.  On October 18, 2014, the Dallas Police Metro Unit arrested Clifford Compton and took him to Dallas Police Headquarters to be interviewed. Compton was interviewed and Detectives obtained a search warrant to recover evidence related to this offense. Compton has been charged with Capital Murder with a $1,000,000.00 bond.  i.

For more information regarding this incident, please see the Probable Cause Affadavit below:


Pursuit of Bank Robber Ends in Crash

Jack Evans

Today, around 4:00pm, officers responded to a bank robbery in progress in the 11000 block Garland Road. Shortly after the offense had been committed, officers from the Metro Unit intercepted the suspect vehicle. They attempted to initiate a traffic stop by activating their emergency equipment (lights & siren).  The suspect was non-compliant. One of the tires on the suspect vehicle became disabled which caused the suspect to lose control of the vehicle and roll several times near the intersection of Easton & E. Lake Highlands.  The suspect is currently in fair condition at a local hospital.  



Critical Missing: Juan Guerrero-Gonzalez

Update: Critical Missing Juan Guerrero-Gonzalez  has been safely located.  

Oct 24, 2014 @ 8:28

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, at approximately 9:45 pm,  Juan Guerrero-Gonzalez was last seen on foot  and armed with a handgun threatening to harm himself. He was last seen in the 10000 block of Royal Lane.  

He is described as a Latin male, 29 years old, approximately 5’06” and 140 lbs. Mr. Guerrero-Gonzalez has brown hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and black shorts.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police department at 9-1-1 or 214-671-4268.


Homicide – 418 S. Walton Walker

At 7:57 am Officers responded to a cutting call at 418 S. Walton Walker. The victim, Marietta Shaw B/F/7-6-90 was found deceased by a neighbor with multiple stab wounds. Young children were at the location and were not injured.

This offense is currently under investigation and there is no further information. Next of kin has been notified. The offense is filed on case number 255799-2014.

Press Conference Regarding Homicide on Cedar Springs Road

UPDATE: Please see the below video. In the top part of the video you can see what appears to be an altercation between Joseph Chase and unknown suspects. Detectives are asking if anyone has information or witnessed this homicide to please call Detective Chaney at 214-671-3650. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS.

(Below previously posted on October 1, 2014)

4000 Cedar Springs Road 

On September 25, 2014, at approximately 2:30am, officers were flagged down regarding Complainant Joseph Chase, W/M/54, who was unresponsive at 4000 Cedar Springs Road, with possible head trauma. Officers began CPR and Dallas Fire Rescue was called to the location. Mr. Chase was transported to Parkland Hospital via DFR where he was pronounced deceased. No next of kin has been located.

On September 29, 2014, the Medical Examiner notified DPD that there was blunt force trauma to the neck area of Mr. Chase. The Medical Examiner ruled the incident a homicide, with the described injuries as contributing factors in the cause of the complainant’s death. Surveillance video was obtained by detectives that showed two unknown individuals having a confrontation with Mr. Chase. In the video, one of the unknown individuals was observed striking Mr. Chase, causing him to collapse to the ground. Witnesses observed Mr. Chase on the ground and flagged down officers. At this time, no eyewitnesses to the assault/homicide have come forward. This offense is documented on Incident Report #230525-2014.

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in this case. If you have any information, please contact Homicide Detective Chaney at 214-671-3650.




SCAM Alert! Don’t Let This Happen To You!



CaptureCare.com is a legitimate business in which individuals send their resume to this company hoping to seek employment to provide care services, (children, senior, pet, and home). Unknown suspects from a Florida area code are calling individuals from the Care.com list and hiring them.

The scam goes like this:

The suspect calls and says their name is Kimberly from Care.com and they have a check in the amount of (varies from $800-$3,000). The fake Care.com suspect tells unknowing victims that they are going to send them the check and they want them to put the check in their bank account and cash it. The innocent victim is told they can keep $200 for whatever and then told to place the remaining amount into MoneyPak cards in which they are asked to release the pin number OR they are asked to wire the money via MoneyGram to a dummy account in Florida.

When the innocent victim places the check in their account, the check turns out to be fake, thus making the innocent victim who deposited the check into their account responsible. If you have any questions regarding a check you have received from Care.com or feel you have been a victim of this scam, please call the Financial Investigations Unit at 214-671-3517.

Officer Involved Shooting – 9700 Forest Lane

UPDATE: On October 22, 2014 at about 5:42 am, Dallas Patrol officers responded to a suspicious person call at 9770 Forest Lane, American Dollar Store. The first arriving officer found the rear door ajar and observed two B/M suspects inside the business. When the suspects observed the officer, they ran to the store’s front door. The officer ran around the store to prevent their escape and radioed he had suspects in the building.

The suspects attempted to exit the front door, but were unable to unlock the door. They retreated towards the rear exit as the officer returned to the rear door. One of the suspects managed to exit the business and jump over a fence to evade arrest. The second suspect, Gregory McGee, remained in the business concealing himself within a darkened office area. Standing outside the rear door, Officer Michael Johnson, #8892, issued verbal commands for McGee to show his hands. McGee failed to comply. Officer Johnson discharged his weapon at McGee missing him. McGee was then taken into custody without further incident and he was not injured.

Responding officers searched the area with negative results for the second suspect. McGee was interviewed and admitted to the business burglary. No Dash-Cam video captured the incident and the officer was not wearing a body camera. Officer Johnson is an 8 year veternan and is on Administrative Leave per Departmental policy. McGee was arrested for the Burglary offense – Case #254101-2014.

FullSizeRenderOn October 22, 2014, at approximately 5:42am, officers responded to a suspicious activity behind a business. Once one of the officers arrived, he searched the surrounding area. The officer observed the back door of the business had been pried opened. He then observed two suspects trying to exit the location. The suspects ran back inside the location. They tried to exit through the front door, which was locked. The suspects then ran to the back exit. One of the suspect was able to get away. The other suspect placed himself in a dark area behind a counter, where the officer could not see the suspect’s hands. The officer gave several loud verbal commands for the suspect to show his hands, suspect was non-compliant. The officer discharged his weapon; however, the suspect was not injured. The suspect’s actions are under investigation. No weapon has been found at this time. That suspect is currently in custody. The other suspect remains at large. He is described as a Black male. Investigating efforts are ongoing to find him.  No officer were injured during this incident. The incident will be documented on case #254101-2014.

All’s Fair in Love and Promotions

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Sergeant Johnsey Vann, #8299 and Sergeant Aundrea Vann, #8983

The Dallas Police Department will add 35 officers to the rank of Sergeant today, in addition to five Lieutenants and three Majors. The promotion ceremony is a special day for the honorees because officers choose a special person to pin his or her new badge on their chest. Some choose a child. Others choose a parent. Then there’s that choice of husband or wife, or in this case, husband and wife!

Johnsey Vann, #8299 and Aundrea Vann, #8983, shared the honor of pinning each other Thursday, October 16, 2014, as they accepted their new positions in the rank and file.

“It was awesome for us to promote together,” Aundrea said. “I’d just taken the senior corporal test when the 2011 sergeant exam was announced and I wasn’t eligible to take it. I urged Johnsey to take that test, but he was emphatic about us taking the test together, so he waited for me.”

As a married couple, they’re no strangers to teamwork and togetherness.

“We met at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Ms. Charlotte McBride’s fourth grade class,” she explained as she smiled from ear to ear. “We graduated high school together, but we didn’t start dating until after college.”

The couple hails from Muskogee, Oklahoma and married in 2003 after Johnsey graduated with Dallas Police Academy Class 276.

Fotor0101795517“It was so special to me that we were able to promote together,” Johnsey said. “Before we got married and even a little bit afterwards, she had her own career with her degree in agriculture. It meant the world to me when she joined me in my career.”

Aundrea hired on in 2006 just after the couple had their first child.

“I would’ve never thought about being a police officer if it wasn’t for Johnsey. I truly appreciate him for introducing me to the Dallas Police Department,” Aundrea stated.

The sergeant exam is a rigorous process. After the written test, the results rank each test taker, followed by an assessment center that re-ranks the competitors. Mrs. Vann finished number six, closely followed by Mr. Vann at number 8.

“It’s amazing to be able to go on this journey with her. I’ve known her since we were 10 years old and I feel privileged to have pinned my wife; she was my friend before she was my wife and it’s even more special that she beat me,” he said as he smiled. “Everyone tries to give me a hard time because she beat me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

The lovebirds have been married for 11 years and have two children, 8-year-old Jaxsen and 5-year-old Ellisen.

Congratulations to husband and wife team, Sergeant Aundrea Vann and Sergeant Johnsey Vann on their promotions.

Update on Incident at 5200 Sycene Road

Press Conference video:

5200 Sycene Road

On October 21, 2014 at approximately 7:50am, Homicide Detectives responded to 5200 Sycene Road regarding a body found in a creek. Upon arrival, the detectives observed the body of a young Latin female. The victim is identified as 16 year old Jackeline Veloz. Ms. Velo’z death was caused by homicidal violence.

Detectives interviewed several witnesses, including the victim’s boyfriend, and based on the interviews arrested a 16 year old Latin male juvenile for the murder of Jackeline Veloz.

The motive is unknown at this time. The relationship between the victim and the arrestee is still under investigation.

Witness Pablo Pedraza, a 19 year old Latin male, was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Burglary of a Motor Vehicle in an unrelated case.

This is an ongoing investigation; anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact Homicide Detective Raley at (214) 671-3684.

This offense is documented on case  number 253283-2014.