Homicide on Checota Drive

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 4:40 p.m., Dallas police responded to a health and welfare check call at 10406 Checota Drive.  Officers found the victim Mateo Jovani Hernandez, a 21-year old Latin male, sitting in the driver’s seat unresponsive.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and discovered a single gunshot wound to his upper chest.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  There are currently no suspects identified or apprehended.  The motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. 

The Dallas Police Department asks for anyone with information regarding this murder to contact Detective John Valdez at 214-671-3623 or by email:  john.valdez@dallascityhall.comPlease refer to case number 058924-2021. 


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.