Victim: Eric Romero
On July 15, 2014, Victim Eric Romero was transported to Baylor Hospital by a private vehicle, where he died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. During the investigation, homicide detectives identified Juanito Molina, L/M/21, as the suspect. Mr. Molina was located and interviewed by detectives. On December 29, 2014, he admitted to accidentally shooting Eric Romero and transporting him to the hospital. Juanito Molina has been arrested for Criminal Negligent Homicide and placed in jail on a $15,000.00 bond.
For more information, please see the signed Probable Cause Affidavit and the original story below:
Original story posted on July 21, 2014:
Eric Romero is a victim of a homicide that occurred on July 15, 2014. Romero was dropped off at Baylor Hospital with a gunshot wound. He died several hours later.
The circumstances of this shooting are unknown at this time and the Dallas Police Homicide Detectives are in need of the public’s assistance in locating the crime scene and/or witnesses to the shooting. It is believed the shooting occurred near Woodrow Wilson High School before 10:30pm. If anyone has information pertaining to this crime, please contact Det. Tommy Raley at 214-671-3684.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers which leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense or any other felony offense. If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373- TIPS or contact the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-3661.
UPDATE: Total arrests for the week are as follow: 429 warrants executed; 46 Arrests (29 Felony and 17 Misdemeanors), 83 warrants cleared (37 cleared through vetting and de-conflicting). See press conference posted below.
UPDATE: Eleven arrest were made on today’s Domestic Violence Warrant Round Up. Only one of the new arrest is pictured below.
UPDATE: Seven arrest were made on today’s Domestic Violence Warrant Round Up. Two of the seven arrested are pictured below.
UPDATE: Nine arrest were made on today’s Domestic Violence Warrant Round Up.
UPDATE: Ten arrest were made on today’s Domestic Violence Warrant Round Up. Two of the arrested are pictured in photo gallery below. Updates will be posted daily.
On Tuesday, June 24th through Friday, June 27th, the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department will conduct an operation to arrest those who have outstanding Domestic Violence related warrants. Officers from Patrol, METRO Unit, and the Domestic Violence Unit will participate in this 4 day operation. Currently, there are over 250 felony warrants that have been issued for suspects who have committed offenses against family members. Continue reading
On June 12, 2014, at 2:52 pm, Officers Brad Uptmore, #8804, and Matthew Parson, #9111, responded to a possible jumper on top of the bridge at West Northwest Highway and Harry Hines Boulevard. When they arrived, they saw a Latin male with his entire body clinging to the outside rail of the bridge from down below. They then quickly maneuvered around traffic to locate the man in distress on top of the bridge.
Once they got to him, the officers immediately began talking to him and shut down all traffic to the bridge. They quickly learned that the man was emotionally unstable as he made several threats to jump from the bridge to the roadway below. He even took out a knife and began to violently cut pieces of bailing twine showing officers that he was armed. Despite all of this, Officers Uptmore and Parson continued to convey to the man that ending his life was not the appropriate solution to his problems. Between sobs and words, he started to converse with officers. He was distraught over being back on drugs after he had been sober for over six months.
At one point during their conversation, the man started to violently thrash the knife, but lost control of it, and it fell off the bridge. Both officers recognized this opportunity and promptly began to encroach and close the distance between themselves and the man. Officers continued to talk to him as they inched closer to his location. Once officers were in reaching range, both officers instantaneously leaped and grabbed the man who wavered on the edge of the bridge. Officers were able to get him safely over the rails to the ground. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.
Officers Uptmore and Parson took heroic actions to preserve this man’s life. Such actions exemplify the professionalism and dedication to duty of law enforcement officers and are the types of actions that make our profession unique and gratifying.
Press Conference regarding The Critical Missing Person Gregory Holliday
Sr. Cpl. Jerod Honrath discusses his experience at Boston Yesterday, April 21st, with the media. He ran Boston last year and finished just one hour before the bombs detonated.