Homicide at 8000 Rothington Road

Update:  On September 12, 2023, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the death of seven-year-old Kyrie Barnes.

Anyone with information can contact ATF at 972-974-GUNS (4867).
Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, or through our ATF website www.atf.gov/contact/atftips.


On July 2, 2023, at around 9:30 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting in the 8000 block of Rothington Road. The preliminary investigation determined a seven-year-old boy was shot while in bed. Detectives have determined the gunfire came from outside the home. The boy was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. No one else inside the apartment was injured.

On July 5, 2023, the boy, Kyrie Barnes, died from his injuries.

Kyrie’s family has provided his photo and given permission for the use of his name in the hope that anyone with information on this case will contact the Dallas Police Department.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call Detective Phillip Wheeler at 214-671-3686 or phillip.wheeler@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case# 120168-2023.