Homicide at 9821 Summerwood Circle

On February 7, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Dallas officers were dispatched to a shooting call at 9821 Summerwood Circle. When the responding officers arrived at the location, the suspect fired at the marked squad car shattering the rear passenger window. The officers took cover and set up a perimeter, then contacted SWAT.

The SWAT team responded and determined three occupants were deceased inside the apartment. Two female victims were found deceased from gunshot wounds and the male suspect was also deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The female victims have been identified as Marietta Julieze Matthews B/F/26 and her mother, Tamiko Geniece Merriwether B/F/55. Ms. Matthews was in a relationship with the deceased male and lived at the apartment with the male who has been identified as Nathan Rashad James B/M/24.

Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit will be conducting a follow-up investigation into this incident.