Homicide on Whitehurst Drive

Updated Post: July 17, 2020, @ 4:39 p.m.

Through the course of the investigation, the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim as Ronald White, a 31-year old black male.  The Homicide Unit determined that John Christopher Mills, a 31-year old black male, was responsible for the murder of the victim, and a capital murder warrant was issued for his arrest.  On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, suspect Mills was arrest in Jonesboro, Louisiana, by the U.S. Marshals Task Force.  He was transported to the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Department jail, where Dallas P.D. Homicide detectives interviewed him.  The suspect was read his Miranda warning rights, and he refused to provide a voluntary statement.  Suspect Mills has been charged with capital murder and remains in jail pending his transfer to the Dallas County jail.

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On Sunday, July 12, 2020, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Parks on Whitehurst Apartments located at 9941 Whitehurst Drive. Upon arrival, officers found the unidentified victim in an apartment balcony with multiple gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  The unidentified victim did not have an identification card on his body; therefore, the Dallas County Examiners office will attempt to determine his identity through fingerprints analysis.

The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance regarding this murder and is encouraging anyone with information to contact Detective Guy Curtis at 214-671-3633 or via email:  guy.curtis@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 122442-2020. 

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