Update: Press Conference Triple Homicide On Wynell Street
Today at about 6:15am, Justin Pharez Smith Black male, 9-18-92 was arrested by members of the North Texas US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, at a residence in Grand Prairie Texas. Smith is the suspect in yesterday’s Triple Murder at 5125 Wynell Street. Task force officers entered the residence, and took Smith into custody without incident.
Justin Smith was transported to the Crimes against Persons Division where he was interviewed by Homicide detectives. During the interview, Mr. Smith admitted his participation in the offenses committed on Wynell Street. Justin Smith was arrested and placed in Lew Sterrett justice Center for Capital Murder. His bond is set at $1 million dollars.
On August 2 at about 6:40 am, Smith entered 5125 Wynell Street to conduct “business”. Inside the house in a small living room were victims Demarcus Walton, Tyteanna Brown and Kimberly Montgomery. An unnamed female victim/witness was in an adjacent room asleep on a couch. Smith was known to the victims as J-Dawg. A confrontation occurred between the victims and Smith that eventually resulted in their deaths.
Suspect Smith after shooting the previous three victims entered the adjacent room, which the female victim was sleeping on the couch. The female begged for her life saying she had “babies”. Smith left the room shortly, but returned and shot the woman in the head, as she was curled-up in a fetal position. He returned to the living room for a few seconds gathering items, and again revisited the adjacent room kicking the woman in an apparent effort to determine if she was dead. The victim played possum and fortunately survived.
As Justin Smith fled the location, he shot at a fifth person from inside the house. This witness is an employee of victim Walton. Smith exited the house and then attempted to shoot the witness. A struggle ensued between Smith and the witness. The witness reported hearing the gun “click” several times, as Smith attempted to reload his pistol.
A sixth witness then walks up to the house. Smith challenges her with the pistol. This provided the fifth witness an opportunity to flee on foot down Wynell Street. Smith entered his vehicle and sped toward the witness striking him with the car in an attempt to kill him. Smith then fled the scene.
Suspect Smith went to his mother’s residence in Arlington where he hid guns from the offense location and his clothes. He showered, left his mother’s residence, and went and got a haircut. He later decided to seek refuge with his “mentor” in Grand Prairie.
Homicide detectives recovered guns, clothes and other items from the Arlington location via search warrant. At this time, Suspect Smith’s family is cooperating with detectives.
UPDATE: Justin Pharez Smith was taken into custody by US Marshals In Grand Prairie, Texas around 6:00am. He was taken to Dallas police headquarters and remains in custody.
August 2, 2014 at about 6:40 AM, officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of Wynell Street regarding a shooting. Upon arrival officers entered the residence and observed victims Demarcus Walton Black male 11/19/76, Tyteanna Lyahanee Brown Black female 3/30/93, and Kimberly Montgomery Black female 7/29/78 shot.
All three gunshot victims were pronounced deceased by Dallas Fire Rescue. One other victim that encountered the suspect while suspect was fleeing was shot and transported to Baylor Hospital.
Homicide detectives identified suspect Justin Smith Black male 09/18/92 as the shooter. A warrant for Capital murder has been issued for suspect Smith. At this time suspect Smith is still at large. If anyone has information regarding this offense or the whereabouts of Justin Smith, contact The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-671-3605.
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