Dallas police searching for suspect who shot, killed boy while sleeping

On July 2, 2023, at around 9:30 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting in the 8000 block of Rothington Road.

The preliminary investigation determined a seven-year-old boy was shot while in bed. Detectives have determined the gunfire came from outside the home. The boy was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but died on Wednesday.

No one else inside the apartment was injured.

The boy’s family has provided his photo and given permission for the use of his name in the hope that anyone with information on this case will contact the Dallas Police Department.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call Detective Phillip Wheeler at 214-671-3686 or phillip.wheeler@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case# 120168-2023.