Public Assistance Needed in Kidnapping Investigation


Update July 12, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.

Kidnapping Victim Shanique Banks and Suspect Desmond Jennings have been located by Dallas officers. The victim was safe and unharmed. The suspect was taken into custody and is currently being interviewed by detectives.

                      Victim: Shanique Banks                                              Suspect: Desmond Jennings

On July 9, 2018, at about 11:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 11700 block of Ferguson Road regarding a possible kidnapping in progress. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a witness. The witness said she asked the victim to walk with her to the store. The witness stated that she and the victim exited the witness’s apartment when they observed the known suspect Desmond Jennings, a 56-year-old Black male, walking towards them. The witness and the victim ran back inside the apartment. The suspect yelled for the victim to come out. The witness said the suspect forced his way in before they could close the door.

Once inside, the suspect grabbed a knife and forced the victim to leave with him. The witness lost sight of both the victim and suspect while retrieving her phone. Responding officers checked a list of vacant apartments they were given by onsite security, checked the area with a K-9 unit, and responded to other calls in the area with negative results. Detectives and crime scene technicians were notified. This incident is documented on case number 150029-2018 and remains under investigation.

If you have any information regarding this offense or the location of the victim or suspect please call 9-1-1 or contact Detective Machorro at (214)671-4295.