Update: 10/2/2015, Arrest Made
Over the course of the last month, Dallas police homicide detectives have been working tirelessly together with our partners at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office and our federal partners at the FBI and US Attorney’s office piecing together information related to the murder of Dr. Kendra Hatcher, killed on September 2, 2015.
Within the last 48 hours specifically, detectives have been working around the clock executing search warrants and interviewing individuals in connection with the offense. Tonight, we announce the arrest of Kristopher Love, Black male 31, as the person we have identified as having shot Dr. Hatcher. He has been charged with Capital Murder and a federal charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and is currently in the Dallas County Jail on a $2.5 million bond. When Mr. Love was arrested, he was found in possession of the weapon believed to have been used to kill Dr. Hatcher.
Additionally, we have secured a warrant for the arrest of Brenda Delgado, Latin female 6-18-1982, also for the charge of Capital Murder for her involvement in the offense.
We want to thank the citizens who came forward with information and helped with the investigation of this crime. Additionally, we want to thank Dr. Hatcher’s family and the citizens of the City of Dallas for their patience through this difficult process. Please see the attached probable cause affidavit.
UPDATE: Arrest made
Dallas Police made an arrest last evening in connection with the murder of Ms. Kendra Hatcher who was shot and killed in the parking garage located at 1700 Cedar Springs Rd. on September 2, 2015.
Crystal Cortes, a L/F 23 years of age, has been arrested and charged with Capital Murder and is being held on a $250, 000.00 bond. Arrestee Crystal has admitted her involvement in the murder and has given detectives information that other unidentified suspects may have been involved.
The investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Original Post September 3, 2015 2:39 pm.
On Wednesday September 2, 2015 at about 7:45pm, Ms. Kendra Hatcher W/F 35 arrived at the parking garage of the Gables Park 17 apartments in the 1700 block of Cedar Springs Road. Sometime prior to her arrival, a vehicle of interest described as an older model Jeep Cherokee with damaged or faded paint on the hood and displaying a paper buyer tag, pulled into that garage – following another vehicle through the gate.
Once Ms. Hatcher parked her car, an individual got out of the vehicle of interest and appeared to approach her. Witnesses describe hearing a gunshot and the individual got back into the vehicle of interest and it drove out of the parking garage. Ms. Hatcher was found next to her car deceased from a gunshot wound. We believe the occupant or occupants of that vehicle likely have information related to the offense and are asking for the community’s help in locating the vehicle and any occupants. Detectives continue to follow up searching for additional evidence and are canvassing the local businesses for any leads. Additionally we have increased patrols in the area and remind everyone to be vigilant about their surroundings and to report any suspicious behavior to 9-1-1.
We appreciate the residents’ patience while we had the garage closed during the on-scene investigation and we ask that anyone with additional information, cell phone video etc… contact Detective Barnes with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-283-4818.
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