Homicide on Skillman Street


On October 7, 2023, at approximately 3:40 PM, Dallas Police responded to a call regarding a robbery in progress in the area of Skillman Street and westbound LBJ Service Drive. The preliminary investigation determined when officers arrived, they found Eric Ortiz, 40, hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Skillman and Leisure.  

 Ortiz was taken to a local hospital where he died. 

 The preliminary investigation determined a witness and the victim were pursuing a stolen truck and the victim was hit by the stolen vehicle. 

 Officers stopped the suspect, 23-year-old Michael Perez, after a short pursuit and he was arrested without incident.  


Perez will be charged with Capital Murder and taken to the Dallas County Jail. 


The investigation is ongoing and documented under case number 180284-2023.