Suspect Arrested for Homicide on Vernon Avenue

On June 14, 2017, the victim, Medardo Escobar-Marroquin (L/M/59) was physically assaulted by Carlos Ramirez and a juvenile suspect. The victim was assaulted in his apartment located at 3233 S. Vernon Avenue and was found deceased inside as a result of his injuries. Carlos Ramirez, a 23-year-old Latin male, and a juvenile suspect have been arrested for the death of Medardo Escobar-Marroquin. 

Suspect: Carlos Ramirez L/M/23

Robbery at Garland Road Game Stop

On June 22, 2017 at approximately 4:40 p.m., the Game Stop in the 11200 block of Garland Road was robbed at gunpoint.  The suspect entered the store, pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded money.  The employee was not injured during the commission of this offense.

The suspect is described as a Latin male, mid 30s, 5’10”, 180lbs, wearing khaki cargo shorts, and a black/white striped tank top.

Anyone that recognizes this suspect or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective Llanes at (214) 671-4226. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).


Information Sought in Homicide at 3150 Cliff Creek Crossing

On June 22, 2017, at approximately 12:09 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to a call at 3150 Cliff Creek Crossing. Upon their arrival, officers located the victim, Michael Gardner, a 53-year-old Black male, deceased from a gunshot wound. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Trujillano at (214) 671-3625 or 

This murder offense is documented on case number 141006-2017.


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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Critical Missing Person – Diandra Hooper

Updated June 22, 2017:

Diandra Hooper has been located and is safe. 

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Diandra Hooper. On June 21, 2017 at about 4:00 p.m., Ms. Hooper made threats to harm herself. She is described as a 25-year-old Black female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’10” tall and weighs 130 pounds.  Ms. Hooper drives a 2010 Black Ford Mustang with Texas license plate HYP-6522. Ms. Hooper is also deaf. 

If anyone knows the location of Diandra Hooper, please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Diandra Hooper B/F/25

June Officer of the Month Senior Corporal Melissa Coody

Congratulations to Senior Corporal Melissa Coody, #5957, for receiving the honor of being named June’s Officer of the Month. Senior Corporal Melissa Coody is a 28-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department and is currently assigned to the storefront in the Jubilee Park community.  In a letter to the Meritorious Conduct Board, Sergeant Bridget Wilson-Jones #6360 wrote,” Senior Corporal Coody has excellent people skills, is a team player, and self-starter with a high degree of versatility. Her open-minded approachable style of leadership and creative thinking is an asset to the unit and her work can be seen through her professionalism.” Senior Corporal Coody exemplified her characteristics of compassion and community outreach after she met a family in need who just lost a loved one that was vital to their financial security. After she learned about the family’s situation she submitted all of them for Santa Cops so they would be taken care of and could have a good Christmas.

Thank you Senior Corporal Coody for your hard work and continued service to the citizens of Dallas and the members of the Dallas Police Department! 

Community Awareness Bulletin: Sexual Assault Deep Ellum

Updated on June 21, 2017:

On June 20, 2017, the Dallas Police Department released a photograph of a person of interest related to a sexual assault that occurred on June 17, 2017, in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas.

As a result of that broadcast, the Dallas Police Department received multiple tips which led to the identification of Roy Gutierrez, a 40-year-old Latin male. Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Roy Gutierrez.  At approximately 10:15 p.m. on June 20, 2017, Gutierrez was arrested at the DART West End Transfer Station in Downtown Dallas and has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault.  He has been placed in the Dallas County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Original Post:

The pictured subject is a person of interest wanted for questioning regarding a sexual assault offense that occurred late Saturday night, June 17, 2017, in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas.  The subject is a Latin male approximately 5’6” tall and 210 pounds, with a mustache and a small goatee.  The subject has tattoos on both arms and was wearing glasses.  This offense is documented on case number 137656-2017.

If anyone has any information on the identification or location of the pictured individual they are being asked to contact Detective Alan Holmes of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person Division by phone at 214-671-3637 or email at

If you wish to remain anonymous, please use the Crime Stoppers information below.


Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead 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.

Homicide on Gonzales Drive

On June 10, 2017, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call involving victim Curtis Brown.  Brown was found in the front yard of 9575 Gonzales Drive deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.  Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Tonya McDaniel, #8890 at 214-671-4236 or  Please refer to case number 130870-2017.

Victim: Curtis Brown



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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Critical Missing – Amber Parker

UPDATE: Amber Parker has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Amber Michelle Parker. Ms. Parker was last seen on June 19, 2017 at about 10:30 p.m. walking in the 3000 block of N. Hall Street. She is described as a 31-year-old Black female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5’04 tall and weighs about 130 pounds. Ms. Parker was last seen wearing a black shirt and pants, a red beanie hat, and tennis shoes. When she left the location she was upset and officers believe she may be a danger to herself. 

If anyone knows the location of Amber Parker they are asked to contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Amber Parker B/F/31

Officer Involved Shooting 10700 Eastham

On June 19, 2017 at about 4:57 p.m., officers responded to an Active Shooter call in the 10700 block of Eastham Drive. The caller told responding officers that a known suspect fired multiple shots into their residence. Officers went to a nearby home believed to that of the suspect. They could hear a disturbance through the open front door involving the suspect, a female, and a crying infant. One of the officers gave the suspect directions to come to the door. When the suspect appeared, he was armed with a handgun forcing the officer at the door to fire his weapon. The suspect, a 28-year-old White male, was struck by the gunfire and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The female in the residence with the suspect was also transported to the hospital with multiple injuries. Preliminary information suggests that the suspect assaulted the female victim and threatened to kill her and the infant. No officers were injured during this incident. This offense will be documented on case number 139039-2017.

2017 Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game

Fly balls, fast pitches and famous faces! There’s a whole lot of stardom in store as the Big German makes his annual trip to the baseball diamond for Dirk Nowitzki’s 2017 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, presented by BaylorScott&White Medical Center – Frisco, Saturday, June 24th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco (7300 RoughRiders Trl).

Scheduled to appear are Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott, Dez Bryant, Ezekiel Elliott, Dan Bailey and more; tennis legend Andy Roddick; Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea, Seth Curry, Devin Harris and others; actor Geoff Stults; former Texas Rangers great Michael Young; and more (roster subject to change).

This is the 16th annual event, and Dirk’s 6th year to host. Money raised will benefit the children’s charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.

Gates to the Dr Pepper Ballpark will open at 4:30 p.m. The first pitch of the Heroes Special Olympics All-Star Softball Game will be thrown at 4:30 p.m. From 3-6:30 p.m. outside the ballpark, the CBS RADIO DFW Fan Fest will feature a bounce house, inflatable football toss, games, giveaways, and more.

Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown will throw out the first pitch as families of the fallen officers and injured officers from the July 7, 2016, attack will be in attendance and honored.

At 6:30 p.m., the seven-inning Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game will get underway as the Blue Sox and White Sox all-stars and amateurs vie for the game trophy, bragging rights and the coveted MVP award. Between innings, game goers can enjoy stunts, interactive activities and other family-fun entertainment. Following the game, a 10-minute fireworks finale sponsored by BaylorScott&White Medical Center – Frisco will round out the evening.

 Here is the line-up for this year’s game (PLAYERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

  • Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks MVP and 2011 NBA champion)
  • Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys quarterback)
  • Andy Roddick (tennis legend and 2003 US Open champion)
  • Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
  • Dan Bailey (Dallas Cowboys kicker)
  • La’el Collins (Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman)
  • Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys running back)
  • Rico Gathers (Dallas Cowboys tight end)
  • Byron Jones (Dallas Cowboys defensive back)
  • Darren McFadden (Dallas Cowboys running back)
  • Tyron Smith (Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle)
  • Lucky Whitehead (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
  • Rick Carlisle (Dallas Mavericks head coach and 2011 NBA champion) – team manager
  • J. Barea (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  • Seth Curry (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  • Yogi Ferrell (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  • Dorian Finney-Smith (Dallas Mavericks forward)
  • Devin Harris (Dallas Mavericks point guard)
  • DeAndre Liggins (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  • Salah Mejri (Dallas Mavericks center)
  • Nerlens Noel (Dallas Mavericks forward)
  • Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks forward)
  • Jarrod Uthoff (Dallas Mavericks forward)
  • Geoff Stults (actor of TV series The Odd Couple and upcoming movie Granite Mountain)
  • Lance Dunbar (former Dallas Cowboys running back who currently plays for the Los Angeles Rams)
  • Ben Grieve (former MLB outfielder)
  • Michael Young (former Texas Rangers player)

Tickets are $9, $15, $18 and $22 and on sale at TicketReturn (972-334-1993 or or at the Dr Pepper Ballpark Box Office during office hours. Will call will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. Tickets also will be available at the door (if the event is not sold out). Parking for the general public will be available at Lots A, B, E and F for $10. 

BaylorScott&White Medical Center – Frisco is the sponsor of the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game and the fireworks finale. Sewell Automotive Companies is the official automotive sponsor. Other sponsors are The Joule Hotel, Morgan Stanley and The Richards Group. Media partners are Fox 4 and My27, 105.3 The Fan, 98.7 KLUV, 103.7 KVIL, 100.3 Jack-FM, and NewsRadio 1080 KRLD.

For more information, go to Follow the Heroes Foundation on Facebook for the latest updates.