Homicide on Lasater Road

Update: April 8, 2021, 9:18 PM

During the course of the investigation, Homicide detectives determined that suspects Andrew Puccella Tyler, a 28-year old black male, and Danyel Nicole Harrell, a 22-year old white female, were responsible for the murder of the victim David Cruz, a 32-year old Latin male.  On Thursday, April 8, 2021, suspects Tyler and Harrel were charged with Capital Murder, and a magistrate will set their bond. 

Original Post: April 8, 2021, 7:40 AM

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 5:48 p.m., Dallas police responded to a call for service at 14900 Lasater Road.  Upon arrival, officers found an adult Latin male in the bedroom unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the chest.  The victim was declared deceased at the scene.  There are currently no suspects identified or apprehended.  The motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are under investigation.

The identity of the victim will be released once the Homicide Unit has notified the family.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Eric Hearn at 214-883-9507 or by email:  eric.hearn@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 059672-2021.


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.