Homicide at 3801 Gannon Lane

On September 9, 2021, at approximately 4:40 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at the Eagle Pointe Apartments located at 3801 Gannon Lane. Upon arrival, they discovered two victims; a Black male, who was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased, and a Black female who was deceased at the scene. Since the unidentified victims did not have an identification card on their person, the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office will continue to work to positively identify them. The motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are still under investigation.

The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance regarding this murder and is encouraging anyone with information to contact Detective Chad Murphy, #8966, at 214-671-3679 or via email:  chad.murphy@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 163564-2021.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Homicide at 9750 Forest Lane

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 6:26 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Vue on Forest Apartments located at 9750 Forest Lane.  Upon arrival, officers observed the unidentified victim, a black male, lying on the ground in front of the apartment complex near the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the unidentified victim deceased at the scene. Since the unidentified victim did not have an identification card on his person, the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office will continue to work to positively identify him. The motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are still under investigation.

The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance regarding this murder and is encouraging anyone with information to contact Detective Theodore Gross, #9896, at 214-671-3143 or via email:  theodore.gross@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 162953-2021.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Homicide on Skillman Street

On Monday, September 6, 2021, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the LA Fitness parking lot, located at 7315 Skillman Street. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim, Antonio Demond Royal, a 40-year-old Black male, lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are still under investigation.

This is an active homicide investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Phillip Wheeler, #10520, at 214-671-3686 or phillip.wheeler@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 161250-2021.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Officer of the Month-August 2021

The Officer of the Month Ceremony was held at A. C. Garrett Masonic Lodge on September 8, 2021. Recipient Senior Corporal Anastasia Stevens #7182, was honored by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee (DCPAC) for her devotion and leadership to both the citizens of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department.

Senior Corporal Stevens works within the Uniform Crime Reporting Unit and ensures all offenses and arrests are reported to the State of Texas in accordance with Federal UCR guidelines. During her time in UCR, she has become an integral member of the unit. Senior Corporal Stevens serves as a trainer for the unit and has trained many of the personnel who are currently on the team.  She, at times, assumes the role of Acting Sergeant and is always prepared to answer questions from all levels of personnel regarding offense coding. She not only steps easily into the role of supervisor when called, but all the other UCR members view her as a team leader. Being a leader and being respected as one are not always synonymous concepts and few possess both, however, Senior Corporal Stevens does.

 

One way that she demonstrates leadership is how she understands each of her team member’s personal skills and abilities to complete certain tasks. During the month of December 2020, this leadership quality proved valuable as it enabled Senior Corporal Stevens to effectively distribute work assignments. She deligated certain duties to the person who could best handle the task and subsequently recognized the quantity of work each person was capable of handling. 

In the end, Senior Corporal Stevens contribution to the UCR’s mission, especially during the 2020 offense submissions, went well beyond the expectations, requirements, and job description of a Senior Corporal assigned to UCR. Anastasia Stevens is the kind of officer that the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee was designed to honor. 

Congratulations Senior Corporal Anastasia Stevens!

 

Officer Involved Shooting at 9727 Rustown Drive

On September 2, 2021, at approximately 8:33 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to an armed encounter call at 9727 Rustown Drive. The 911 caller reported about 5 to 7 males drinking, smoking, and shooting a gun in the air. A second caller to 911 described one of the suspects as being a Hispanic male, 6’0” feet tall, with a beard, and wearing an orange shirt.  The caller also stated the male pointed a gun at him and was standing with other individuals located between the gas station and laundry mat.

When the officers arrived, they observed multiple individuals matching the description on the 911 call sheet. Officers also observed a person wearing an orange shirt seated on the sidewalk on the side of the laundry mat. One of the officers, Police Officer Branson Grisham, #11046, drew his service weapon and began to approach the individual.

Officer Grisham gave the individual loud verbal commands to come towards him, but the individual fled on foot down an alley. Officer Grisham pursued on foot and when he rounded a corner, he stated that he observed the individual with his back turned manipulating something in his front waistband. Officer Grisham, with his gun still drawn, gave loud verbal commands for the individual to show him his hands. Officer Grisham then fired one round, missing the individual.  There was no weapon found on the individual or during this incident.

The 59-year-old Hispanic male involved in this incident was interviewed by detectives and released without any charges.  His name will not be released since he was not arrested or formally charged with a crime.

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Arrest Made in Homicide on Botham Jean Blvd

 

On Monday, September 6, 2021, at approximately 2:36 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Botham Jean Blvd and Mckee Street where the victim, Tylynn Dawayne Payton Walter, a 21-year old Black male, had been shot. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Bailey Phillips, a 23-year-old Black male, was responsible for the murder of the victim. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Homicide Unit, where detectives interviewed him.  After his interview, suspect Phillips was transported to the Dallas County Jail and booked for murder.  A magistrate will set his bond. The motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are still under investigation. This offense is documented on case number 161094-2021 

Homicide on Singleton Blvd

 

On Friday, September 3, 2021, at approximately 7:18 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Speedy Cornerstore, located at 1951 Singleton Blvd.  Upon arrival, officers observed the victim Simmion Diya Dillard, a 41-year old black male, lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his abdomen area.  Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim to a local hospital, where he died from his injury.

This is an active homicide investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Christopher Anderson at 214-671-3616 or c.anderson@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case #159534-2021.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Critical Missing Daniel Fermin Martinez

Update 9/7/2021 at 9:00 p.m.the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit is cancelling the Critical Missing Person bulletin on Mr. Martinez. He has been identified by the MEs office after a deceased body was located on September 5th in the 3900 block of Dismount Street. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

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On September 3 , 2021,  at approximately 2:00 am, Mr. Martinez was last known to been foot in the 100 block of Mt Hood Street, Dallas, TX 75211 wearing black low cut Air Force one shoes, blue jeans shorts, royal blue T-shirt and a silver necklace.

Mr. Martinez is described as a 26-year-old Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes. Mr. Martinez stands at 5’07” and weighs 200 lbs. Mr. Martinez may be confused and in need of assistance.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Martinez. Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268. Please reference case number 159606-2021

Officer Involved Shooting at 1200 E. Jefferson Boulevard

On August 31, 2021, at approximately 10:27 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to a call regarding assistance needed by the DART Police Department at 1200 E. Jefferson Boulevard. It was reported the male suspect was inside a DART employee’s vehicle, armed with a handgun. The suspect also threatened suicide by police and sprayed lighter fluid around the vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers located the suspect inside the vehicle, and attempted to speak with him; however, the suspect failed to respond to their commands. A short time later, Dallas SWAT was requested and responded. The SWAT team held a perimeter near the vehicle where the suspect was observed with a handgun multiple times. SWAT officers engaged the suspect and attempted to gain compliance through verbal commands, distraction devices, and chemical agents. The suspect, again, failed to respond to their commands.

At approximately 12:58 a.m, the suspect exited the vehicle and laid on the ground near the rear bumper. Soon thereafter, the suspect, armed with a handgun, began running away from the vehicle and towards one of the perimeter officers. 

The officer fired one round from his rifle, missing the suspect. The suspect then sat on the ground and was taken into custody. He was not injured, nor were any officers. The suspect was transported to an area hospital for an evaluation and the offense was handled by DART PD because it occurred on their property. The incident will be documented under case number 157664-2021.

 

Burglary Suspect’s Identity Sought

 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the burglary suspect seen in this surveillance video. On August 25, 2021, at approximately 2:12 a.m., the suspect made entry into a donut shop located in the 9100 block of Bruton Road. The suspect took $280.00 from the register tills and a tip jar. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 152995-2021.

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Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective T. French #9182 with the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0112 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477).