Please Help Identify Theft Suspect

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured theft suspect.

On September 9, 2020, the suspect pictured above committed a theft offense in the 300 block of Singleton Boulevard. The suspect has used the victim’s credit card at multiple locations since the theft. The suspect vehicle is a white Mercedes SUV with black rims.

Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective J. Lewis at 214-671-0635, Case #810798-2020.

Arrest Made:  In the Homicide Investigation at 3410 Fordham Road

Update: September 23, 2020

Additional Arrest Made:  In the Homicide Investigation at 3410 Fordham Road

During the course of this investigation, Homicide detectives determined that suspects Laquita Cota Steward, a 39-year old black female, and Embray Harrison Taylor, a 45-year old black male, participated in the Capital Murder of the victim, John Lewis Carter.

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, suspect Stewart was arrested and taken to the Homicide Unit.  Homicide detectives interviewed her, and she was transported to the Dallas County Jail, where she was charged with Capital Murder.   Homicide detectives have upgraded the original murder charge of Suspect Deshawn Antoine Gray to Capital Murder.

Suspect Embray Harrison Taylor is still at-large, and the Dallas Police Department – Homicide Unit asks for the public’s assistance with any information that can lead to his apprehension.

Embray Harrison Taylor

Please contact Detective John Valdez, at 214-671-3623 or via john.valdez@dallascityhall.comPlease refer to case #160861-2020.

Original Post: September 21, 2020

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, 1:33 a.m., Dallas police responding to a shooting at the Bonita Gardens Apartments located at 3410 Fordham Road.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim, John Lewis Carter, lying on a couch with multiple gunshot wounds. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced him dead. During the investigation, the Homicide Unit determined that suspect Deshawn Antoine Gray, a 36-year old black male, was responsible for killing the victim.  The suspect was hospitalized after the shootout with the victim, and once released, a Dallas County magistrate will set his bond.

Drug Traffickers Arrested at Love Field Airport

On September 18, 2020, while investigating the travels of suspected drug traffickers through Love Field, the Dallas Police Department’s Love Field Interdiction Squad confiscated 47 pounds of marijuana being trafficked from Los Angeles LAX airport by a Latin female 29-years-old and a Latin male 28-years-old. DPD’s narcotics detection K-9 Ballentine alerted officers to the bags, and suspects gave consent to a search of their suitcases and were subsequently arrested after the confirmation of the drugs and packaging materials were located. This incident is documented on case number 166472-2020.

Homicide on Robert B. Cullum

On September 18, 2020, at approximately 5:44 p.m., Dallas officers responded to a shooting call at the Hampton Village Apartments located at 2410 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard. Upon arrival, the victim, Kentrell Harris, a 19-year-old male, was found in the apartment courtyard with multiple gunshot wounds. Dallas Fire Rescue arrived and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. According to witnesses, the suspect, a 19-year-old Black male, shot and killed the victim. It appears that the suspect, the victim, and several witnesses were involved in a verbal altercation before the shooting occurred. The suspect was also injured in the shooting and transported to a local hospital in stable condition. After treatment, the suspect will be transported to Lew Sterrett Jail where he will be charged with murder. The suspect’s name will not be released until after he has been officially booked into jail. The next of kin for the victim was notified. There was a third person shot and they remain in critical condition. This incident is documented on case number 166608-2020. 


Officer Involved Shooting on Webb Chapel Extension

On September 17, 2020, at approximately 9:49 p.m., Dallas officers responded to a disturbance call regarding an individual knocking on several doors at an apartment complex located at 3432 Webb Chapel Extension. When officers arrived, they located an individual fitting the description on the call sheet. The officers were performing a protective pat down when the suspect attempted to pulled away and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, it appears that the suspect produced a handgun and exchanged gunfire with one of the officers who also pulled his duty weapon. The suspect fled the location on foot and was subsequently apprehended by cover officers. There were no injuries reported during this incident. The suspect, a 26-year-old male, was taken into custody with the appropriate charges pending at this time. This remains an ongoing investigation that will be documented on case number 166088-2020.

Critical Missing Person – Eddie Dawn

UPDATE 9/17/2020 at 11:35 p.m. – Mr. Dawn has been located and is safe.

The public’s assistance is needed in locating Critical Missing Person Eddie Wayne Dawn. On September 16, 2020, at about 2:00 p.m., Mr. Dawn was last seen leaving 3127 E. Ledbetter Drive driving his 2014 red Ford F-150 pickup truck bearing Texas tag GSN2800. He may be confused and require assistance.

Mr. Dawn is described as a 64-year-old Black male brown eyes and a bald head. He is about 5’8” and weighs approximately 165 pounds. Mr. Dawn was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and grey pants.

Persons with information on Mr. Dawn’s whereabouts are asked to call 911 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Shooting Incident at the CVS on Sylvan Avenue

On September 6, 2020, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Dallas police responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 3030 Sylvan Avenue regarding a shooting.  The victim, a Latin female, was shot as she entered her vehicle in the parking lot.  She was transported to an area hospital where she sought medical attention.  The suspect, a Black male, wearing a dark colored shirt and shorts, fled the location in the pictured silver 4-door vehicle. 

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Amber Roman #10541 at 214-671-3659 or  Please refer to case #158837-2020.

DPD Sees Improvements in Priority One Responses Since Schedule Change

Today, the Dallas Police Department issued a new schedule for patrol officers in the Northeast Division. It began at 1 a.m., in an effort to improve on response times to Priority 1 calls. 

This latest action stems from results of the KPMG study where the City of Dallas hired a contractor to conduct a staffing analysis of DPD. This analysis included a comprehensive review of departmental procedures and practices. Operational changes were identified with staffing efficiency and other areas. 

Since implementing the pilot program in March with patrol officers at the South Central Division, the department has seen improvements with priority one responses. By the end of October, the staffing model will go into effect at the Southeast Division. The plan is to have all of the substations comply with the model by the end of the next fiscal year.