Information Sought in Homicide at 300 N. Lancaster Avenue

Update 4/21/2021 at 4:30 p.m.

On April 21, 2021, Dallas Police arrested Matthew Cantu, a 23-year-old Latin male, for the murder of Joseph Morris that occurred at 300 N. Lancaster Avenue on April 19, 2021. Cantu was taken to Dallas Police Headquarters and interviewed by a detective with the Homicide Unit. He was subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with murder, a felony of the first degree. His bond will be determined by a Dallas County Magistrate.


On April 19, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to a shooting call at 300 N. Lancaster Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Joseph Morris, a 45-year-old White male, with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue transported the victim to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Det. Serra with the Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4320, or Please reference case  number 067877-2021.

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