Information Wanted in Homicide on Ferris Branch

Update: Suspect Melvin Louis Jackson has been arrested for the Capital Murder offense that occurred on Ferris Branch and is currently in the Dallas County Jail.


As a result of the investigation it was determined that Melvin Louis Jackson, a 34-year-old Black male, was responsible for the deaths of Brashaun Boyce and Gerlando Halstied.

A Capital Murder warrant has been issued for the arrest of Melvin Louis Jackson. Anyone who has information to the whereabouts of Melvin Louis Jackson is asked to call 9-1-1. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

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On September 25, 2016 at approximately 1:09 a.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a shooting call in the 9700 block of W. Ferris Branch Boulevard. Upon arrival officers learned Brashaun Boyce,  a 42-year-old Black male, had been shot at the location and taken to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries. Patrol officers located Gerlando Halstid, a 39-year-old Black male, at the location deceased from a gunshot wound. Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s assistance with any information they may have regarding the murder of these victims.

If anyone has information, they should contact Detective T. McDaniel, #8890 in the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at 214-671-4236.

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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 and other felony offenses.Call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477),24 hours a day,7 days a week.