The Dallas Police Department made an arrest last week in connection with the murders of two people found in a Northeast Dallas apartment in late June.
As reported by The Dallas Express, Dallas PD officers were called to an apartment in the 6000 block of Ridgecrest Road around noon on June 29. Responding officers found Jimena Iliannid Nunez Sandoval, 24, and David Deshawn Stewart, 27, shot dead at the scene.
Officers also found two children under the age of five at the scene. Police said the children must have been with the victims’ bodies for some days before their discovery.
Police had initially responded to the home on June 26 after someone called 911 and reported a fight and gunshots coming from the apartment, according to an affidavit The Dallas Morning News obtained on Friday, July 22. However, responding officers left the apartment after they knocked and got no response. The officers did not find any sign of forced entry into the residence.
During investigations, detectives found a surveillance video that showed three individuals heading toward the apartment on June 26, according to the affidavit. The individuals confronted Stewart at the door before a shot was fired. The three assailants then forced their way into the apartment.
The affidavit stated that the three people left the apartment and returned several times through the night, taking bags from the home.
A witness alleged to police that Quincy Edwards, 19, had shared that he was at the apartment with two other individuals to rob Stewart and Sandoval. The witness claimed that Edwards shot Stewart, and one other person fired a shot inside the apartment.
Dallas police arrested Edwards and booked him into the Dallas County Jail on Thursday, July 21, on capital murder charges. A judge has set his bail at $5,000,000; it is unclear whether he has an attorney.
Police have not identified the other potential suspects in the double homicide. Authorities are asking anyone with any information that might help solve the case to contact Detective Yahir Perez at [email protected] or (214) 671-4735 and refer to case No.116917-2022.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crimes. Anyone who has information about this offense but wishes to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.