Aggravated Assault – 3500 Block of Wilhurt Avenue

Update April 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Updated Post: April 14, 2019 at 11:00 p.m.

On April 12, 2019, between the hours of 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m., a transgender female victim was assaulted by several suspects at the Royal Crest Apartments at 3558 Wilhurt Avenue. 

While driving in the parking lot the victim was involved in a minor traffic accident. During a verbal altercation regarding the accident, a male suspect began to physically assault the victim before several other suspects joined in the assault. The victim sustained serious bodily injuries and was transported to UT Southwestern by witnesses at the scene.

On April 14, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Dallas police detectives arrested Edward Thomas a, B/M/29, for his role in the aggravated assault, which is being flagged as a hate crime.

Updated Post:

The Dallas Police Department would like to thank the public for their continued support, tips, and assistance in this case. Detectives are actively canvassing the area for possible witnesses and involved suspects in this assault.  If you have information or video of this offense please contact Detective Christopher Evans at, 214-671-3584 or via email  

Original Post:

On April 12, 2019 at about 11:23 p.m., officers responded to an injured person call at a Dallas area hospital.  Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim, a Transgender female, who had been assaulted by known suspects. The victim stated she was assaulted after a being involved in a minor traffic accident at the Royal Crest Apartments at 3558 Wilhurt Avenue in Dallas. The victim  stated that the  suspects used homophobic slurs during the assault. Additionally,  this assault was captured on video.  The Department is investigating this offense and reviewing all available evidence to determine if it will be classified as a hate crime. We take such crimes very seriously and ask that if anyone has additional details, please contact the Dallas Police Department Assault Unit at 214-671-3584