Homicide on Royalton Drive

Updated Post: June 15, 2020

Through the course of this investigation, Homicide detectives were able to link two additional suspects that participated in the Capital Murder offense.  Suspects Antony Isaiah Taylor, an 18-year old Black male, and Deng Chen Ajack, a 19-year old Black male, were arrested for Capital Murder by the Dallas Police Department – Specialized Project Safe Neighborhood Unit.   Detectives interviewed suspects Ajack and Taylor, and they admitted their involvement.  After their interviews, the suspects were transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with Capital Murder. 

Updated Post: May 28, 2020

On May 27th, the Dallas Police Department arrested a 16-year old juvenile who is responsible for the death of Leslie Squair Baker.  The investigation revealed the suspect attempted to carjack the victim and killed her during the commission of the crime.  Detectives were able to tie the juvenile to two additional carjacking offenses, one in Richardson and one in Dallas.  What was learned from Homicide detectives was shared with uniformed officers from Project Safe Neighborhood. 

Project Safe Neighborhood officers located the suspect and a high-speed pursuit was initiated.  At the conclusion of the pursuit, the suspect and two additional males were found hiding in a shed in the backyard of 1148 Deerwood Drive, Dallas, Texas.  The suspect was transported to headquarters and then to Lone Star.  Two handguns, including the murder weapon, were found in the shed.

The investigation is ongoing.

Updated Post: May 28, 2020

During the course of this murder investigation, the Dallas Police Department – Homicide Unit determined that a juvenile was responsible for the death of the victim, Leslie Squair Baker.  On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the juvenile was arrested and charged with Capital Murder by Homicide detectives.  He is currently at the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center.

This investigation is on-going, and if there are any witnesses to this offense, the Homicide Unit is asking for anyone to contact Detective Montenegro at 214-671-3624 or via email:  e.montenegro@dallascityhall.com.

Original Post: May 26, 2020

On Monday, May 25, 2020, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Dallas police responded to shooting call at 6130 Royalton Drive.  Upon arrival, officers observed the victim, Leslie Squair Baker, a 59-year old white female, sitting in the driver seat with an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers pulled the victim out of the vehicle and immediately began performing first aid before the arrival of Dallas Fire-Rescue.  The victim was transported to an area hospital, where she died from her injuries.

The Dallas Police Department – Homicide Unit is asking that anyone with information regarding this offense, contact Detective E. Montenegro at 214-671-3624 or via email:  e.montenegro@dallascityhall.comPlease refer to case #092727-2020.

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.