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Dallas Man Fatally Shot Near North Central Expressway

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A man was found fatally wounded inside his vehicle near the High Five Interchange on Tuesday afternoon.

Responding to reports of a shooting, officers from the Dallas Police Department discovered David Charles Brock, 53, in the southbound lane of the North Central Service Road shortly after 4 p.m.

Dallas Fire-Rescue transported him to a nearby hospital, but he eventually died.

DPD arrested 36-year-old Antoine Stevenson as the presumed shooter and booked him into Dallas County jail on May 15. He is being held on a $1.5 million bond plus a $25,000 bond for an evading arrest charge stemming from a previous conviction. It is unknown what led investigators to him.

The fatal shooting occurred on the border of Dallas City Council Districts 10 and 11, which are represented by Kathy Stewart and Jaynie Schultz, respectively.

Northeastern Dallas currently sees police response times of around 10 minutes for high-priority calls (P1) — roughly a minute off the goal of 8 minutes. However, second-highest-priority calls (P2) can take between 53 and 114 minutes on average for a police response, which is remarkably far from the goal of 12 minutes.

Although violent crime has gone down in Dallas, the overall crime rate is not far off the mark from last year due to increases in different categories, such as drug crime, which was up 9.9% as of May 16, and human trafficking, which has grown by 88.2%, according to data from the City’s crime analytics dashboard.

The dial on crime remains stubbornly fixed due largely to a significant staffing shortage within DPD. The department has around 3,000 officers, whereas a City report found that a municipality the size of Dallas requires a force of 4,000. With City leaders budgeting just $654 million to police this fiscal year — much less than the spending levels seen in other high-crime cities — this deficit may persist.

Meanwhile, Downtown Dallas continues to put up much higher crime figures than Fort Worth’s city center, which has a specialized police force and is patrolled by private security guards. The latest analysis by the Metroplex Civic & Business Association (MCBA) found that nine times more crime was reported in the former compared to the latter in April.

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