Dallas, TX Crime & Safety

12-Year-Old Faces Murder Charge for Deadly Dallas Hit-and-Run Crash

A 12-year-old boy in Dallas is facing a murder charge for a hit-and-run crash that left an 82-year-old woman dead last month. Police said they arrested the boy Wednesday and transferred him to a juvenile detention center. He has not been named due to his age, and authorities said the investigation is ongoing. The boy is suspected of driving a Toyota Avalon when it crashed into the car of Florence Kelly on Nov. 7 as she sat at a stop sign. The Toyota Avalon’s occupants fled, while Kelly, who had reportedly ventured out to buy groceries, was hospitalized and later died from her injuries. “I will miss her every day of my life, and she was my best friend,” her daughter, Rebekka Kelly, told WFAA after the crash.Read it at The Dallas Morning News
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3 Texas Men Who Are Members of Southern University Human Jukebox Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on I-49 in Louisiana

3 Texas Men Who Are Members of Southern University Human Jukebox Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on I-49 in Louisiana. Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana – Louisiana State Police reported on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, that on December 6, 2022, soon after 7:00 p.m., LSP Troop E responded to a fatal crash on I-49 north of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Tyran Williams, 19, of Dallas, Texas, Dylan Young, 21, of Dallas, Texas, and Broderick Moore, 19, of Cedar Hill, Texas, were killed in the crash.
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House Bill Aims to Ban 'No-Knock Warrants' but North Texas Police Agencies Already Use Them Sparingly

'Tis the season for hot button issues as the Texas Legislature prepares for its upcoming session in 2023. Bills touching on topics ranging from abolishing the city of Austin, marijuana reform, legal sports gambling and school library books will be on the table during the 88th legislative session, which begins on January 10. House Bill 762 is one of the filings aimed at tackling a highly topical matter: no-knock warrants.

Information Needed in Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run-9900 Block of Forest Lane

On December 6, 2022, Dallas Police arrested Eddaria Lawrence, 22, for an Accident Involving Death (Failure to Stop and Render Aid) and Manslaughter in the hit-and-run crash that killed 33-year-old Bo Stephens. Lawrence was taken to the Dallas County Jail. Update: 11/14/2022 @ 3:41 PM. The victim has been identified...

Dallas Police Working to Identify Fatal Hit and Run Suspect

On December 7, 2022, Dallas Police made an arrest in the hit and run crash that killed 82-year-old Florence Kelly on November 7, 2022. Dallas Police identified the suspect driver as a 12-year-old male and charged him with Murder. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Update: November 9, 2022.

Dallas police searching for missing 18-year-old Curtis Dewayne Taylor

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public's help finding Curtis Dewayne Taylor, 18. He was last seen on December 4 at about 6:40 p.m. in the area of 2900 E Ledbetter Dr. Police said Taylor is considered an endangered missing person who's possibly confused and in need of assistance.Taylor is 5'11", 275 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue t-shirt, blue shorts, and black slides.Anyone with information about him is asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671.4268. 

Texas Bartender Who Attacked A Black Woman In A Parking Lot Found Guilty

A former bartender in Dallas was found guilty of attacking a woman in a parking lot in a conflict that stemmed from an argument over one car blocking another. According to CBS News, on Monday (Dec. 5), a Dallas County jury convicted Austin Shuffield of misdemeanor assault and third-degree felony obstruction against L'Daijohnique Lee. He had faced 11 years in prison from the conviction, but both the prosecution and defense agreed to a plea bargain.

A 22-year-old got arrested as a suspect in a murder of a Family Dollar employee

On Thursday night, Dallas police made an announcement about the arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of a Family Dollar employee. The US Marshal’s Task Force detained Diavian Roberts, 22, on Saturday night. Danielle Roberts (Source: Dallas Police Department) Tenery Walker, 46, was killed, and Roberts is...

Man indicted for second charge in death of Smith County deputy

TYLER – A Grand Prairie man has been indicted on a second charge in connection to the death of a Smith County deputy. According to our news partner KETK, Daniel Nyabuto, 21, was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Dec. 1. Nyabuto was previously indicted for intoxication manslaughter in a July crash that led to the death of Deputy Lorenzo Bustos. Nyabuto’s bond was reduced in October from $750,000 to $500,000. In his request for a bond reduction, his attorney wrote that the night of the crash, Bustos and his fellow deputy “continued their detention of the vehicle they previously stopped for an unreasonably long time due to the fact they were in a moving lane of traffic causing an immediate danger to themselves, the two individuals they had recently detained and anyone else traveling in the northbound lanes of traffic.”

Cold Case Tuesday – Malcolm Whitaker

The Dallas Police Department continues to investigate the 2017 homicide of 26-year-old Malcolm Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker was found dead in the 2500 block of Hilburn drive on March 3, 2017. Mr. Whitaker was last seen alive by a family member. Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call...

Local Officer Takes Own Life

The Garland Police Department (GPD) is in mourning as one of its own has died, according to a message tweeted on the department’s Twitter page. On Saturday, December 3, it was confirmed by Garland Police that Lieutenant Chris Carker, a 16-year veteran of the GPD, took his own life.