Homicide Investigation at 5631 Spring Valley Road

Update May 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

On May 23, 2019, Michael Bluitt, a 22-year-old black male, was arrested for the murder of Brandon Mapps on May 17, 2019. Michael Bluitt was brought to Dallas Police Headquarters and interviewed by a homicide detective. Terrence Johns, a 29-year-old black male, was previously arrested on the date of the offense and provided a statement admitting to his role in the murder. Both Bluitt and Johns have been transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with  capital murder, a capital felony.

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On Friday, May 17, 2019, 12:13 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Preston Valley Apartments located at 5631 Spring Valley Road.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim Brandon Jovan Mapps, a 37-year old Black male, laying on the floor of an apartment with multiple gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the complainant deceased at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this Capital Murder offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Brian Tabor at 214-671-3605 or via email:  brian.tabor@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 097706-2019. 

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 (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.