Homicide on South Hampton Road


On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at approximately 10:03 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call at the Hampton Terrace Apartments located at 5018 South Hampton Road. Officers found the victim L.T. Thornton, Jr., a 69-year old black male, lying on a couch in the living room of his apartment with multiple gunshot wounds. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced him deceased at the scene. The motive and circumstances surrounding this murder are under investigation. There are currently no suspects in custody.

The Homicide Unit urges anyone with information to contact Detective Patty Belew at 214-671-3603 or patty.belew@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 144114-2021.

Crime Stoppers

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 (8477), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.