Homicide on Jamaica Street

Updated Post: June 18, 2020, at 3:00 P.M.

On June 18, 2020 Trayon Bevele was arrested by Dallas Police for the murder of Charles Johnson that occurred on May 19, 2020 at the 4000 block of Jamaica Street. He was taken to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he admitted to shooting the victim, but claimed it was in self-defense. He was subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with murder, a first-degree felony. His bond will be set by a Dallas County Magistrate.

Original Post: May 20, 2020, at 7:13 A.M. 

On May 19, 2020, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Dallas Police responded to the 4000 block of Jamaica Street in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Charles Johnson, a 35-year-old black male, in the front yard of a residence with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this offense contact Det. Tabor with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3605 or brian.tabor@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #089238-2020.

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.