Press Conference: Murder on 4800 Sunnyvale

Update: November 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm:

The Dallas Police Department is pleased to report that just a few hours ago (1:30p) a 15 year old Juvenile suspect was  taken into custody related to the capital murder of Gabrielle Simmons, a mother of 6, that occurred on Monday November 6, 2017, at the Dollar General located at 4807 Sunnyvale. Our hearts go out to her children and family.  Homicide detectives received several tips from the public after the information was distributed to local media outlets. Through the collective efforts of the department, the media and the citizens of Dallas, tips flowed into the Crime Stoppers Units. These tips were then vetted by the Homicide detectives which paid off. After obtaining information related to the tips, a warrant for the suspect’s arrest was prepared.  This warrant information was relayed to the members of the United States Marshals North Texas Fugitive Taskforce (NTFTF) (in which DPD officers are members) for their follow-up . They were able to take the subject into custody without incident in the 2800 block of Kilburn, just a few blocks north of the offense location. He was  transported to the Dallas Police Department’s Youth Division for processing.

Again, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the community and the media for covering this tragic offense, and the Homicide Detectives for their relentless efforts on finding this suspect.


Updated Post: November 09, 2017

During the canvas for additional information by homicide detectives, additional surveillance video was obtained.  The video shows two suspects running away after the offense.  At this time it is believed that the first suspect was a lookout and the second suspect is the shooting suspect. It has also been determined that the suspects fled the scene without any of the money that was taken from the register.




Updated Post: November 07, 2017

At the request of Dallas Police, Oak Farms Dairy is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and Grand Jury indictment of the suspect in connection with the murder of Gabrielle Simmons. 

Original Post: November 07, 2017

On November 6, at approximately 7:05 pm in the 4800 block of Sunnyvale, the Dollar General cashier was shot during an aggravated robbery. The victim, Gabrielle Simmons, a black female 27 years of age, was transported to an area hospital where she died from her injury. The suspect is seen entering the store wearing a cut up jeans, a dark colored hoodie, a turquoise baseball cap, black tennis shoes with a white sole, carried a gym bag and demanded property from the clerk. At the time the victim handed over the drawer to the cash register the robber fired one round that struck the complainant one time in the chest. The suspect then fled on foot westbound on 52nd Street from location.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Sayers, #7157 at 214-671-3647.


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.