On Thursday, September 26, 2019, at approximately 7:06 a.m., Dallas police responded to a home invasion robbery in progress call at 5409 Philip Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found the unidentified victim in the backyard face down on the ground with a gunshot wound to the back of his neck. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced him deceased at the scene.
During the investigation, homicide detectives transported the homeowner to police headquarters for an interview. After the interview, suspect James Michael Meyer, a 72-year old white male, was charged with murder and transported to Dallas Co. Jail. The identity of the victim will be determined by the Dallas Co. medical examiner’s office.