Arrest Made: In the Homicide Investigation of Ricardo Medina-Madriz

Updated Post: On Saturday, August 14, 2020, at 8:00 a.m.,

On August 14, 2020, Dallas Police arrested Jorge Esparza, a 22-year-old Latin male, for the offense of stalking, a felony of the third degree. Esparza was a person of interest in the investigation of the murder of Ricardo Medina-Madriz on August 9, 2020. Esparza was interviewed by a homicide detective and admitted to shooting and killing Ricardo Medina-Madriz. Esparza was subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with murder, a felony of the first degree.

Original Post: On August 9, 2020, at 11:45 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at the 3400 block of Jeffries Street. Upon arrival, officers located the victim,  Ricardo Medina-Madriz, a 27-year-old Latin male, with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue transported the victim to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.


Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this offense contact Det. Serra with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4320 or Please reference case #140196-2020.


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