Information Needed in the Homicide Investigation of Christopher Whitfield

On August 15, 2019, at 1:30 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 3600 Utah Ave. Upon arrival, they located the victim, Christopher Whitfield, a 21-year-old black male, in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was transported by Dallas Fire and Rescue to local area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Det. Morgan with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3701, or andrea.isom@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #165020-2019.

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, 7 days a week.

Homicide on Munger Avenue

Update: August 15, 2019 at 6:45 p.m.: The suspect, Tyrese Simmons, has turned himself in to the Lew Sterrett jail.  He is expected to be charged with capital murder.

The Dallas Police Department announced a primary suspect in the shooting death of 9-year-old Brandoniya Bennett. He is Tyrese Simmons, age 19.

Tyrese Simmons, age 19

According to intel received by the Dallas Police Department, Simmons, went to Roseland Town Homes, at 3535 Munger Avenue to confront a person. When the person refused to come out of the apartment, Simmons, circled around to the back of the apartment complex and opened fire on the wrong apartment, fatally striking Brandoniya who was inside at the time.

The police discovered that the shooter and the intended target consider themselves rappers who used social media to disparage the other. This confrontation ultimately led to the shooting.

The Dallas Police Department recognizes the community’s concern for proactive policing therefore, residents will see an increased presence.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Detective Morgan with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit a(214) 671-3630, or jake.morgan@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #164774-2019.

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, 7 days a week.

Original Post: August 14, 2019

Police responded to shots fired at 3535 Munger Avenue at approximately 5:25 p.m.When officers arrived they discovered a 9-year-old girl had been shot. Officers administered CPR before transporting the girl to Dallas Fire Rescue personnel. DFR took her to Baylor Hospital where the victim was pronounced dead.

Detectives have determined this is a gang related shooting. Witnesses tell police that the suspects approached an apartment, demanding that one of the tenants come outside. When the tenant refused, the suspects circled around to the back of the apartment building. The suspects then opened fire on the wrong apartment striking the little girl that was inside.

Out of respect for the family and the investigation, we will not release the child’s name. Police are searching for suspects at this time.

If you have any information regarding this incident, call Dallas Police Homicide at 214-671-3584.

Critical Missing Person Jasiah Adams

UPDATE 8/12/2019 at 10:25 PM – Mr. Adams has been located and is safe.

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The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Jasiah Adams.  On August 12, 2019, at around 4:00 p.m., Mr. Adams was last seen on foot in the 1800 block of Sedona Lane.  He may be a danger to himself and others. 

 

Mr. Adams is described as a Black male 21-years old with black hair and brown eyes.  He is about 6’8” tall and weighs about 270 pounds.  Mr. Adams was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, black basketball shorts, and black Boss sandals with white lettering.

If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Adams, please call 911 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Homicide on Larga Drive

Update:  August 14, 2019

Through the course of the investigation, on August 12, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Dallas police arrested Eduardo Ramirez-Rivera, a 39-year-old Latin male, for sleeping in public.  He matched the physical description of the suspect captured on surveillance video fleeing the offense and had a fresh injury to his face.  He was transported to the Dallas Police Homicide Unit for an interview.  After waving his Miranda Rights, he admitted to getting into a fight and stabbing the victim.  Ramirez-Rivera was placed in jail for sleeping in public and murder.  His bond will be set by a magistrate.    

 

Original Post:  August 12, 2019

On August 11, 2019, at approximately 8:22 p.m., Dallas police responded to a stabbing call at 9400 Larga Drive.  They discovered the victim, an unidentified Latin male, with multiple stab wounds in a business parking lot.  He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Loeb at 214-790-1836 or jeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 162619-2019.     

Crime Stoppers Reward Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000.00 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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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Information Needed in the Homicide Investigation of Jose Acosta

On August 10, 2019, at approximately 8:05 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting in the 2000 block of Las Cruces Lane.  They discovered the victim, Jose Acosta a 46-year-old Latin male, shot multiple times in his front yard.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Abel Lopez, #7493 at 214-671-3676 or abel.lopez@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case #161919-2019.  

Crime Stoppers Reward Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000.00 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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Information Needed in the Homicide Investigation of Fredrick Myers

Updated Post:  

On August 15, 2019, Alexis Bowman surrendered to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office at Lew Sterrett for the warrant issued for her arrest regarding the murder of Fredrick Myers.  Bowman posted bond that was set by the magistrate and released from Lew Sterrett. 

 

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On August 10, 2019, at approximately 11:23 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 3109 Al Lipscomb Way.  They discovered the victim, Fredrick Myers a 42-year-old Black male, had been shot and transported to an area hospital.  The victim died from his injuries.  Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Alexis Bowman a 36-year-old Black female was responsible for Myers death.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Suspect Bowman is encouraged to call 911 or contact Detective Walton at 214-671-3632 or christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 161644-2019.  

Crime Stoppers Reward Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000.00 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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Arrest Made: Shooting Call in the 7100 block of Grey Dawn Lane

On August 10, 2019, at approximately 4:26 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call in the 7100 block of  Grey Dawn Lane.  The victim, Juan Garay a 28-year-old Latin male, was involved in an argument with suspect Oscar Hurtado, a 30-year-old Latin male.  The argument escalated when the suspect shot and killed the complainant.  The suspect was arrested and transported to the Dallas Police Headquarters to be interviewed.  After being read his Miranda rights, Suspect Hurtado declined to speak with detectives.  He was placed in jail for murder.  His bond will be set at a later date and time by a magistrate.  

Information Needed in Child Exploitation Offense

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the Public’s assistance with information in a Child Exploitation Offense.

On August 6, 2019, Suspect Temple, Robert, Howard, 45-year-old, White male, was found deceased by Garland Police. Mr. Temple was a suspect in a Dallas Police Child Exploitation offense and had failed to show up for a scheduled interview.

 

Mr. Temple was employed as a teacher at J.J. Pearce High School, and it was determined that he had been involved in a relationship with a student at another school.

Anyone having additional information involving Suspect Temple should contact Detective Greg Illingworth with the Child Exploitation Unit at 214-671-4215 or Child Abuse Unit, Sergeant M. Vaughn, at 214-275-1301.

“Shop with a Cop”

Earlier this morning, the Dallas Police Department teamed up with Macy’s, Catholic Charities, and the Diocese of Dallas for the inaugural “Shop with a Cop” event.  Small children and young teens eagerly arrived at the North Park Mall where they paired up with uniform officers for a memorable back to school shopping spree at Macy’s.  Every participant started their morning with breakfast and a backpack full of school supplies.  Macy’s gave each kid a $250 gift card so they could shop until they dropped.  It was all smiles from that point on.

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When the morning was coming to an end, the officers and their young shopping partners exchanged hugs and handshakes as they went their separate ways.  And though they spent only a couple of hours together, they will share a moment that we hope will last a lifetime.  The Dallas Police Department wish to extend a special thanks to all those who participated and sponsored Shop with a Cop.  Together, we become one Dallas.  

Homicide on Penelope Street

 

On August 6, 2019, at approximately 11:18 p.m., Dallas officers responded to a shooting call in the 4000 block of Penelope Street.  Officers discovered victim Kevin Robinson, a 34-year-old Black male, deceased inside his residence.  Several males were seen fleeing the location shortly after the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Guy Curtis, #8341, at 214-671-3633 or email him at guy.curtis@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to Case Number 159140-2019.

Crime Stoppers Reward Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000.00 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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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