Homicide at 3300 Rutz St.


On Wednesday, June 21, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Dallas Police were called to the 3300 block of Rutz Street.

At the scene, officers located Jose Cruz, 18, with a gunshot wound to the head. Initially the case was believed to be a suicide.

After further investigation, detectives determined the gunshot wound was not self-inflected and identified a suspect, Cesar Castro-Vasquez, 41.

A warrant has been issued for Castro-Vasquez, with police actively searching for the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Homicide Detective Patty Belew, #7615, at 214-422-9275 or by email at patty.belew@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number #111741-2022.

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