Homicide Investigation at 8245 Scyene Road

Updated Post: January 7, 2021, @ 11:00 a.m.

Through the course of the investigation, Homicide Detectives determined that suspects Anthony Cain Sheckells, a 27-year old white male, and Roman Arielyus Davis, a 19-year old white male were responsible for killing the victim.  On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, suspect Sheckells and suspect Davis were arrested for murder by the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Taskforce. Officers transported him to the Dallas County Jail.  A Dallas County magistrate will set their bond amount.

Original Post:

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, at approximately 4:07 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 8245 Scyene Road.  Upon their arrival, they discovered the victim who has been identified as Demarcus Pierre Thurman, a 29-year old Black male, shot at the location. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Det. T. Gross, #9896, with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 469-792-5142 or theodore.gross@dallascityhall.com . Please reference case number 221711-2020.


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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.