Homicide on Overton Road

Update: September 25, 2022

Dallas Police arrested Anthony Welcome, 51, and have charged him with Murder in the death of Demarcea Hodge.

Welcome was taken to the Dallas County Jail.

Original Post: September 24, 2022

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, at approximately 4:49 pm, officers responded to a shooting call at the Chevron Gas Station parking lot, located at 3926 E. Overton Road.  The victim, 21-year-old Demarcea Hodge, and the witness were shot by an unknown suspect.  Both were transported to Baylor Hospital by Dallas Fire-Rescue, and victim Hodge died from his injuries.  The witness was treated and released.  

The investigation is ongoing, with no suspect in custody.

The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Homicide Detective Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647 or by email at scott.sayers@dallaspolice.gov. Please refer to case number 174087-2022.

All media inquiries should be directed to DPD media relations at 214-671-4065 or emaipio@dpd.dallascityhall.com

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