Suspects in Multiple Robberies Captured

On May 15, 2022, Dallas Police responded to multiple armed robbery calls.

At 4:25 am, a Black male suspect entered the 7/11 in the 2200 block of South Beckley Avenue, confronted the clerk with a gun and demanded money. The suspect left in a beige sedan with a canvas top. 

At 4:41 am, a Black male suspect with a gun confronted a victim in the QuikTrip parking lot in the 4700 block of S. RL Thornton Freeway SB. The suspect demanded belongings before the victim ran off. The suspect left in a beige sedan with a canvas top.

At 4:54 am, a Black male suspect entered a 7/11 located in the 2900 block of East Ledbetter Drive, confronted the clerk with a gun and demanded money. The suspect again left in a beige sedan with a canvas top.

At 5:25 am, a Black male suspect with a gun confronted two victims in the parking lot of a 7/11 in the 2200 block of South Zang Boulevard. The suspect demanded money and left in a beige sedan.

At approximately 6:00 am, Dallas Police officers located a gold Mercury Grand Marquis with a canvas top, consistent with the description of the vehicle used in multiple aggravated robberies and attempts.

Officers stopped the vehicle and located three suspects matching the description of individuals seen in surveillance video at the locations of the robberies.

During the preliminary investigation and search of the vehicle, police seized items taken in the robberies in the hours before.

Dallas Police arrested Vernon Hicks, 26, Varion Hicks, 26, and Eriesse Whitehead, 27. All three suspects were charged with four counts of  Aggravated Robbery. Whitehead is also charged with one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. 

The suspects were taken to Dallas County Jail where their bond will be set by a magistrate.

 

Homicide on Munger Avenue

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at approximately 4:39 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call in the 3500 block of Munger Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers found Braylon Smith, 25, with a gunshot wound to the head. A witness was also shot in the leg. Both were transported to a local hospital, where Smith died from his injuries.

A preliminary investigation determined several apartments were also hit by gunfire in the shooting but no one else was injured. 

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact  Homicide Unit Detective Christopher Anderson at 214-671-3616or c.anderson@dallascityhall.com.

All media inquiries should be directed to DPD media relations at 214-671-4065 or email pio@dpd.dallascityhall.com

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Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Shooting on Royal Lane

Update 5/13/2022 at 7:25 p.m. –

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Dallas Police responded to a shooting in the 2200 block of Royal Lane. At that time in the investigation, Dallas Police had no indication the crime was hate motivated. As the investigation into the shooting continued, and during a consistent review of offense reports made by our Crime Analysis Unit, our team concluded three recent shootings at Asian run businesses may be connected, with the driver in each driving a similar vehicle.

On April 2, 2022, at about 11:13 a.m., a vehicle fired shots as it drove past a strip mall of Asian run businesses located at 2208 Royal Lane. Witnesses reported the driver was in a red minivan.

A month later, on May 10, 2022, a suspect in a burgundy van or car drove by and shot into an Asian run business near 4849 Sunnyvale Street.  Three people were in the back part of the building and were not injured.

The next day, on May 11, 2022, at 2216 Royal Lane, a suspect entered the business and shot three victims. A witness described the suspect running from that business to a red older style minivan and sped away westbound on Royal Lane.

Dallas Police have reached out to our partners to make them aware of this possible connection and to ask for their assistance, this includes the FBI and member agencies of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.  Also, we are working with our North Texas police partners to determine if this criminal action has or is taking place in their jurisdictions.

Through our Community Engagement, we have, or are in the process of notifying our Asian community and business leaders and we have also reached out to the Anti-Defamation League, the Mayor, the Mayor’s Hate Crime Advisory Council, and scheduled a Korean/American Safety Town Hall meeting next week.

To safeguard our community, we will be utilizing camera trailers in certain areas, and every patrol stations have been advised to increase high visibility patrols in the areas of our Asian community.

Most importantly, we are turning to every resident of Dallas to keep an eye out and help safeguard our city, and to assist us in identifying any possible suspects.

If you see something – say something.

Original Post:

On May 11, 2022, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Dallas police responded to the shooting at the Hair World Salon located at 2216 Royal Lane.  Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that an unknown Black male dressed in all black walked into the business and began shooting.  Three female victims were shot and transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect is described as a Black male approximately 5’7” to 5’10”, thin build with curly medium length hair and a connecting beard.  He left the scene in an unknown maroon minivan.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Timothy Johnston, #8977, at 214-671-3523 or timothy.johnston@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case #083494-2022.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crimes. If you have information about this offense and wish to remain anonymous, please call 214-373-TIPS, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Proposed Commercial Promoter Ordinance

On May 17, 2022, a special called Public Safety Meeting will be held to provide the public the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed Commercial Promoter Ordinance.

Individuals who wish to speak in accordance with the City Council Rules of Procedure must sign up with the City Secretary’s Office by Monday, May 16, 2022, at 5:00 pm. Speakers may register by calling 214-670-3738 or may register online.

The latest draft of the proposed Commercial Promoter Ordinance can be found here/is attached.

Critical Missing – Anson Dale Burdine

Updated on May 13, 2022:

Mr. Burdine has been safely located.

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual. On May 12, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Mr. Anson Dale Burdine was last seen on foot in the 12600 block of Jupiter Road. Mr. Anson Dale Burdine may be confused and in need of assistance.   

Mr. Anson Dale Burdine is described as a 58-year-old Black male. He is 6’00″, weighs, 200 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white sweatsuit and possibly has on no shoes.

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.

Shooting at 2800 Elm Street

 

On Friday, May 13, 2022, at approximately 2:04 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 2800 Elm Street. When officers arrived, they found five adult males who were shot. The preliminary investigation has determined one male was approached by two men while standing on the sidewalk, and members of both parties started shooting. Those three men, along with two others caught in the crossfire were shot and transported to a local hospital.

Two of the men, Jermaine Lewis a 42-year-old male, and Quintin Lowe a 31-year-old male died at the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing, however, the preliminary investigation and evidence show all parties involved have been identified and are no longer a threat to the public.  

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647 or scott.sayers@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

Dallas Police Arrest Fuel Thieves on multiple charges

On May 11, 2022, the Northwest Deployment Team was investigating multiple known fuel theft suspects. The suspects drove to a gas station located in the 10400 block of Garland Road using three separate vehicles, including a modified pickup truck that had been outfitted with an external fuel tank. 

The preliminary investigation determined Pedro Ruiz opened the front panel of a fuel pump and installed an electronic device designed to steal fuel. Alfredo Hechavarria then pumped 80 gallons of stolen fuel into one of their vehicles while Lazaro Echemendiamiranda and Betancourt Barco acted as “lookouts”.  Uniformed officers then stopped and arrested the suspects. 

A total of three electronic devices were found at the location; one inside the fuel pump and two additional devices inside one of the suspect vehicles.

All four suspects were charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Theft of a Petroleum Product and Unlawful Use of a Criminal Instrument.

This case is documented on service number 083433-2022.

Critical Missing Person Gabrielle McDonald-Willis

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ms. Gabrielle McDonald-Willis.  Ms. McDonald- Willis is described as a black-haired, brown-eyed, 15-year-old black female who stands at approximately 5’04” tall and weighs approximately 130lbs. 

Ms. McDonald-Willis was last seen, on foot, in the 1800 block of Commerce Street wearing a black shirt, black pants and black shoes.  Ms. McDonald- Willis may be in need of assistance.  

Persons with information are asked to call the police department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.  Please reference case number 074030-2022.

Homicide at 5050 Cleveland Road

Update Post: May 12, 2022

Two arrested in investigation into shooting at 5050 Cleveland Road

On May 11, 2022, Dallas Police arrested Astonial Calhoun, 25, and Devojiea Givens, 26, and charged them with Felony Deadly Conduct. The charges stem from the shooting that happened on April 2, 2022, at 5050 Cleveland Road. A preliminary investigation has determined that following a fight that broke out at the event, Calhoun and Givens both fired handguns. The preliminary investigation determined Givens and Calhoun shot into the crowd. Givens and Calhoun were taken to the Dallas County Jail and a magistrate will set the bond.

Dallas Police were assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service North Texas Fugitive Task Force and ATF Violent Crimes Task Force in taking the suspects into custody. The investigation is ongoing, with Dallas Police working to identify other suspects who fired weapons, and also other suspects involved in the fight leading up to the shooting. 

The Homicide Unit urges anyone or if you may know someone to have video footage or pictures from the scene on the night of the shooting that occurred at the trail ride & concert to please upload them to the link provided below:

https://Dallaspdtx.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/trailrideconcert

Anyone with information is urged to contact  Homicide Unit Detective Christopher Anderson at 214-671-3616 or c.anderson@dallascityhall.com.

All media inquiries should be directed to DPD media relations at 214-671-4065 or email pio@dpd.dallascityhall.com

Crime Stopper Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Update Post:  April 5, 2022

The Homicide Unit urges anyone or if you may know someone to have video footage or pictures from the scene on the night of the shooting that occurred at the trail ride & concert to please upload them to the link provided below:

https://Dallaspdtx.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/trailrideconcert

Update: April 4, 2022

The victims of the shooting are identified below. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact  Homicide Unit Detective Christopher Anderson at 214-671-3616 or c.anderson@dallascityhall.com.

Killed at the event:

  • 26-year-old Kealon Gilmore

Injured at the event:

  • 20-year-old Christian Adams
  • 22-year-old Jazmin Anderson
  • 24-year old Randy Davis
  • 25-year-old Forlando Dean
  • 29-year-old Breanna Gray
  • 24-year-old Ashley Jones
  • 24-year-old Willie Martin
  • 22-year-old Madison May
  • 18-year-old Jamal Rylander
  • 29-year-old Terra Starks
  • 24-year-old Sebastian Williams
  • 13-year old victim
  • 14-year-old victim
  • 14-year-old victim
  • 15-year-old victim
  • 18-year-old Raquel Simon was injured, not from the shooting.

Updated on April 3, 2022, at 11:50 a.m.:

On Sunday, April 3, 2022, at approximately 12:13 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at a trail ride & concert located at 5050 Cleveland Road.

 

At the scene, 26-year-old Kealon Dejuane Gilmore was found lying near the stage with a gunshot wound to the head. Gilmore died at the scene.

 

A preliminary investigation determined that at the event, one individual fired a gun into the air, then another unknown individual fired a gun in the crowd’s direction. 

Eleven individuals were transported by private vehicles and ambulances to different hospitals. One victim is in critical condition, the others are in stable condition.

 

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and the motive and the motive and circumstances surrounding this murder are under investigation.

 

Anyone with information is urged to contact  Homicide Unit Detective Christopher Anderson at 214-671-3616 or c.anderson@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 057740-2022.

 

Updates to this investigation will be posted here on our blog.

 

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Crime Stopper Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Original post:

Preliminary information: On April 2, 2022, at approximately 11:36 p.m., Dallas officers responded to a shooting call in the 5000 block of Cleveland Road. Upon arrival, officers learned that multiple victims were shot while attending a concert. Right now we have a confirmed number of ten individuals that were shot including three juvenile victims who were all transported to an area hospital. We have one confirmed deceased person. This is an ongoing investigation; therefore, details are still being developed. This incident will be documented on case number 057740-2022.

 

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Identity Sought in Auto Theft / Credit Card Abuse

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the burglary of motor vehicle/credit Card abuse suspect seen in these images. On April 5, 2022, the victim’s bank card was stolen from his vehicle parked in the 6200 block of Lovett Avenue. The card was used at the Family Dollar and Dollar General in the 4500 block of Gus Thomason Road in Mesquite.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective. J. Hellenguard #8458 with the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0132. Please reference case number 059372-2022.

Crime Stopper Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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