Press Conference Regarding Homicide on Masters Drive

Press conference video:


An arrest has been made on the homicide of Rodney Demarist Rone. Three suspects were charged with Capital Murder.  See the attached Arrest Affadavit for Rickey Varnell Manning B/M/9-16-95 and Brandon Okeith Small B/M/3-27-91. The third suspect is a juvenile and his name will not be released.


2015 N. Masters Drive

On September 30, 2014, at approximately 12:04am, three unknown suspects shot Mr. Rodney Rone, B/M/46, multiple times as he and two co-workers of the Bruton Beer & Wine Mart were locking the front door of the business. The business is located at 2015 N. Masters Drive. Mr. Rone, who works as a non-commissioned, unarmed security guard for the business, attempted to stop the aggravated robbery but was immediately shot. The suspects then entered the business and took money and property. The suspects also took a cellphone belonging to one of the employees. Mr. Rone was transported to Baylor Hospital where he died from his injuries. Video surveillance is being reviewed by homicide detectives and additional witnesses are being sought. This offense is documted on Incident Report #234707-2014.

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in this case. If you have any information, please contact Homicide Detective Montenegro at 214-671-3624.