Homicide on Peru Street

Update: July 18, 2023

On July 18, 2023, a 15-year-old male was arrested and charged with Manslaughter in the homicide in the 1400 block of Peru. 

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On July 5, 2023, at about 12:00 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a call for service in the 1400 block of Peru for a welfare check.  The preliminary investigation determined when officers arrived, they found Walter Smith, Jr., 50, dead from a gunshot wound inside the home. The investigation determined Smith had been shot sometime overnight. 

The investigation is ongoing and documented on case number 121710-2023.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective Brewster Billings at 214-671-3584 or email at brewster.billings@dallaspolice.gov.