Homicide on Lewiston Avenue

Victim – Jimar Nichols

 

Updated Post: November 16, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.

On November 15, 2018, at  9:20 p.m., Anthony Rider, a 33-year-old black male, was arrested by officers of the Dallas Police Department and Mesquite Police Department at 423 Running Brook Lane in Mesquite, Texas for the murder of Jimar Nichols on November 11, 2018. Anthony Rider was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he was interviewed by a homicide detective and admitted to killing Jimar Nichols. He was subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and has been charged with murder, a first-degree felony. His bond will be set by a Dallas County magistrate.

Original Post: November 12, 2018 @ 8:41 a.m.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in solving a homicide that occurred on Lewiston Avenue.  On November 11, 2018, at approximately 5:42 p.m., the victim, Jimar Demarkus Nichols, Black male 26-years-old, was shot in the 2000 Lewiston Avenue.  He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Frank Serra at 214-671-4320 or frank.serra@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to Case Number 245003-2018.

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Arrests Made in Murder Investigation on Webb Chapel Ext.

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at approximately 11:37 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 3333 Webb Chapel Extension where the victim, Eduardo Orellana, a 43-year-old Latin male, was passed out and bleeding outside next to his apartment.  The victim had a gunshot wound and was transported to Parkland Hospital where he died of his injuries.  Homicide detectives responded to the scene and an area hospital.

As a result of the investigation, the following individuals were arrested for the murder of Eduardo Orellana:

Corey Smith, a 20-year-old black male

Michael McCoy, a 20-year-old black male

Dominique Mangum, a 21-year-old black male

Edward Roper, a 20 year-old black male

All four have been charged with Capital Murder, a Capital Felony. The bail was set by a Dallas County Magistrate as $500,000 for Dominique Mangum and Edward Roper and $200,000 for Corey Smith and Michael McCoy.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Sayers, #7157 at 214-671-3647 or via email:  scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 208596-2018.

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Sketch of Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

Attempted Sexual Assault Investigation – 11300 Amanda Lane

Sketch of Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

Sketch of Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

On Friday, October 19, 2018, at approximately 4:30 a.m., the victim was asleep inside her apartment when she was awakened by an unknown Latin male who had entered her bedroom.  The Suspect attempted to sexually assault the victim, but she was able to fight him off and chase him out the front door. 

The Suspect is described as a Latin male, 25 years old, approximately 5’3” to 5’5” tall, with a slight build.  The Suspect had black curly hair, brown eyes, and possible acne scars on his face.  He was last seen wearing jeans and a blue button-down shirt. If anyone knows the identity of the Suspect, please contact Detective A. Holmes,#8596, at 214-671-3637 or alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

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Homicide on Walnut Street

Updated on October 22, 2018 at 8:20 a.m.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that a Black male juvenile suspect, 16-years-old was responsible for the death of Arthur Holloway at 10110 Walnut Street.  On October 22, 2018, the juvenile turned himself in to Dallas Police Detectives at Jack Evans Headquarters.  He was processed and taken to the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center, charged with murder.   

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, at approximately 1:46 am, Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Briarwick Apartments located at 10110 Walnut Street. Upon arrival, the victim, Arthur Holloway, a 17-year old Black male, was found in the apartment with a single gunshot wound. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital. Witnesses reported that there was a party at the apartment and several individuals fled the before the arrival of police. At approximately 6:58 a.m., the victim was pronounced deceased.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Derick Chaney, #7830, at 214-671-3645 or via email: derick.chaney@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case no. 226007-2018.

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Homicide on Skillman Street

On October 16, 2018, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to a call regarding a major accident where a pedestrian/victim was struck by a vehicle at 8489 Skillman Street.  The 52 year old White male victim, Connally Klein, was intentionally pushed into the roadway from the median and struck by on-coming traffic.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. 

The suspect, Quantara Melton, a Black female 29-years-old, was located at a nearby business and arrested on unrelated warrants.  She was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters where she was read her Miranda rights before being interviewed.  Suspect Melton waived her rights and agreed to speak with detectives.  As a result of the investigation, Suspect Melton has been charged with her unrelated warrants and Murder.  She was transported and booked into the Dallas County Jail. 

 

Help Needed in Homicide Case on Guthrie St.

On Friday, October 12, 2018, at approximately 10:24 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 211 Guthrie Street. Upon arrival, the victim, Hector Eric Gaona, a 32-year-old Latin male, was found lying next to his vehicle. Witnesses observed a silver or grey vehicle, occupied by an unknown Latin male, stopped in the middle of the street and began shooting at the direction of the victim. Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Sayers, #7157, at 214-671-3647 or via email: scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case no. 225264-2018.

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Homicide Investigation at C. F. Hawn Freeway

Updated on Post: October 11, 2018 @ 8:10 a.m.

On October 8, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Donald Taylor was arrested by Dallas Police at the Town East Mall, located at 2063 Town East Mall in Mesquite, for the murder of Corey Sanders and Jessica Henderson. Donald Taylor was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he declined to speak with investigators. Donald Taylor was taken to Lew Sterrett and has been charged with capital murder, a capital felony.

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Updated Post: September 29, 2018 @ 11:20 a.m.

Through the course of the investigation and the help of the public, detectives were able to determine that Donald Ray Taylor, a Black male 29-years-old is responsible for the deaths of Jessica Henderson and Corey Sanders.   Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Donald Taylor is encouraged to contact 911. 

Original Post: September 18, 2018 @ 1:24 p.m.

On Monday, September 17, 2018, at approximately 6:02 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at the Food Mart Gas Station located at 9512 C. F. Hawn Freeway.  Upon arrival, officers found three (3) individuals shot in the parking lot.  A Black female was found to be deceased due to homicidal violence,  Corey Sander, a 39-year-old Black male was shot and transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries and a 32-year-old White male was also shot and transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect fled the scene in a gold Honda CRV. 

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Edward Parker, #7566 at 214-671-3630 or via email:  edward.parker@dallascityhall.com Please refer to case no. 206835-2018.

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Shooting Involving Off Duty Officer – 1210 S. Lamar

Updated September 24, 2018 at 10:59 a.m.:

Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall terminated Police Officer Amber Guyger, #10702, during a hearing held September 24, 2018.

An Internal Affairs investigation concluded that on September 9, 2018, Officer Guyger, #10702, engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter.

Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions. She was hired in November 2013 and was assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

Under civil service rules, Officer Guyger has the right to appeal her discipline.

Updated September 20, 2018 at 3:45 p.m.:

Statement from Chief U. RENEÉ HALL

DALLAS, September 20, 2018 – “There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger. I don’t want to interfere with the on-going criminal investigation into her actions.

“Here’s why. As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation.

“That is not a risk I am willing to take. We cannot let the criminal case be determined on a ’technicality’ rather than the facts. An exhaustive and thorough criminal investigation is essential, and as soon as we are assured that conducting an administrative investigation will not impede on the criminal investigation, we will proceed.”

~Chief U. RENEÉ HALL

Updated September 8, 2018 at 8:10 p.m.:

Officer Amber Guyger #10702 is the involved officer and has been on the department four years. She is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. 

Updated September 8, 2018 at 3:50 p.m.:

The following is an update to the fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday evening at the South Side Flats, 1210 S. Lamar Street.

As Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said during yesterday’s news conference, she made the decision on Friday morning based on the evidence gathered up to that point to seek a warrant for manslaughter.

The Texas Rangers were requested to conduct the investigation to eliminate the appearance of any potential bias.

When the Rangers arrived, the investigation was turned over to them and they made the decision to postpone pursuing a warrant,  until they could follow up on information that they received from the interview with the officer.

The Texas Rangers will take the appropriate time to review the vast amount of evidence and information secured by Dallas Police Department investigators.  This will allow them to be thorough in their decision as to how to move forward.  

“On behalf of the Dallas Police Department, we are continuing to pray for Mr. Jean’s family,” said Chief Hall, “and ask that the community remain patient as this investigation is conducted.

The Dallas Police Department will continue to provide updates on the investigation in coordination with the Texas Rangers.

Updated September 7, 2018 at 12:55 p.m.:

Chief Hall provided the following update about the officer involved shooting at 1210 S. Lamar Street during a press conference this afternoon:

I want to give you details of what we know so far and to clear up some inconsistencies that have already been reported.

Last night, a female Dallas Police officer returned to what she believed to be her apartment after her shift ended – she was still in uniform when she encountered Mr. Botham Shem Jean inside the apartment.  

It’s not clear what the interaction was between her and the victim.

Then at some point she fired her weapon striking the victim.

She called 911 – officers responded in about four minutes. Dallas Fire Rescue also responded and took Mr. Jean to the hospital where he later died.

At the very early stages of this investigation – initial indications were that they were what we consider circumstances of an officer involved shooting.

However, as we continued this investigation it became clear that we were dealing with what appears to be a much different and very unique situation.

Therefore, we have ceased handling it under our normal officer involved shooting protocol, a blood sample was drawn to test for drugs and alcohol, we are in the process of obtaining a warrant, and we have also invited the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation.

I’ve spoken with the family expressed my condolences and reassured them that we are working diligently and that we have invited an outside agency to investigate.

Right now there are more questions than answers. We understand the concerns of the community. That is why we are working as vigorously and meticulously as we can to ensure the integrity of the case and the department is upheld.

In doing so – we hope to bring understanding to the family.

We ask that you work alongside us as we move through this process.

As a result of the information above, an arrest warrant is being obtained for the officer involved in this incident.

Original Post:

On September 6, 2018 at about 9:59 p.m., an off duty Dallas Police officer called police dispatch and said she was involved in a shooting at the apartments located at 1210 S. Lamar.

Preliminary information suggests that the officer arrived home in full uniform after working a full shift. The officer reported to the responding officers that she entered the victim’s apartment believing that it was her own. At some point, the officer fired her weapon striking the victim. Responding officers administered aid to the victim, a 26-year-old male, at the scene. The victim was then transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased. Next of kin notification has not been made at this time.

The officer was not injured and will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Dallas Police Department is conducting a joint investigation with the District Attorney’s Office. This investigation is ongoing and we will release additional details as they become available and it is appropriate to do so.

This incident will be documented on case number 198543-2018.

Deceased Female on Walnut Hill Lane

Updated Post on September 19, 2019,

Ernesto Carrillo-Hernandez, the suspect in the murder of Martha Alva has been arrested near the border of Mexico.  There is no additional information to report at this time.

Updated Post on September 18, 2018,

Through the course of the investigation, it has been determined that Ernesto Carrillo-Hernandez, a Latin male 32-years-old, is responsible for the death of Martha Alva.  On September 18, 2018, detectives obtained a murder warrant for Carrillo-Hernandez who remains at-large.   Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts are encouraged to contact their local police department, please reference Dallas police report #205720-2018.   

Original Post:

On September 16, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Dallas Police responded to 2000 Walnut Hill Lane, regarding a dead body. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Martha Alva, a 35-year-old Latin female, deceased due to homicidal violence. The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit responded to the location, along with the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Loeb with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-671-3702, orJeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #205720-2018.

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Detectives Bust Human Trafficking Enterprise

In April 2018, there was an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred at a house on Marcell Avenue in Dallas.  The following day we received an anonymous tip about activity at that house and within a few days of that we received an outcry from an individual who detailed prostitution and possible human trafficking occurring at that house.  The individual identified as the leader of the criminal activities is a man by the name of Tremont Blakemore.  The Dallas Police Department’s High-Risk Victims and Trafficking Unit and the Narcotics Interdiction Unit initiated a joint investigation into Blakemore’s activity. 

Suspect Blakemore was found to be the head of a large-scale prostitution organization operating in the North Texas region. Blakemore and this group has been tied to prostitution activity in multiple cities in Texas and throughout the nation. The victims he has trafficked for the purposes of prostitution come from as far away as Maine, Wyoming and Montana.  He routinely maintains a group of about 20 active females whom he prostitutes for his group’s profit.  Over the years a conservative estimate of the number of women he’s controlled and manipulated in this life of prostitution and trafficking easily stretches into the hundreds.  

Early yesterday morning, September 11, 2018, in a joint effort with members from Dallas SWAT, Dallas Police Special Investigations Division detectives, Dallas Police Fugitive detectives, investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety CID/THP, Special Agents with the FBI along with the Fort Worth and Lancaster Police Departments, we executed search warrants at the following locations associated with Blakemore:  

12405 Yellow Wood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas

4529 Marcell Avenue, Dallas, Texas

1786 Overlook Drive, Lancaster, Texas

At the house on Yellow Wood we encountered and later interviewed 11 women who had been working for Blakemore’s group.  At the house on Overlook we discovered and later interviewed 4 additional women who also work for Blakemore’s group.  The women were all provided with opportunities for counseling and other services targeted at helping victims of human trafficking and prostitution.

Furthermore, the following individuals were arrested at 12405 Yellow Wood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas:

Blakemore, Tremont    B/M/39   Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Gonzalez, Donna          W/F/38   Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Hurtado, Peaches        W/F/26    Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Because of the complexity of their illegal activities, this investigation remains active and ongoing.  Should we find additional individuals responsible for criminal activity who have been associated with this group or in furtherance of their criminal enterprise, they will face criminal charges as well.  

We want to thank whomever it was that sent the anonymous tip as well as the victims who have come forward detailing their experiences.  We likewise want to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety and our federal partners for their work. 

Finally, we ask that if anyone has information related to this investigation or the activities of Suspect Blakemore or any of his associates, we ask that you immediately contact Dallas Police High-Risk Victims Unit Detective Paulson at 214 671-4217.