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Murdered Rapper Just One of Three Homicides in District 7

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Aerial view of scene where Dallas rapper BFG Straap was killed | Image by FOX

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“The murder rate in my city is going up,” Antywon Dillard rapped just months before he was murdered. “S–t is tragic.”

Known socially in South Dallas and to his fans as BFG Straap, Dillard, 22, made that declaration in front of Jerry’s Market on the corner of North Westmoreland and Bernal Drive.

The lyric was from his music video “Outta Love,” posted to YouTube last year.

Dillard and an acquaintance — 26-year-old Corey Lucian, AKA Cutter 900 — died from multiple gunshot wounds 10 miles east of Jerry’s in the 2800 block of Casey Street, near South Malcolm X Boulevard in District 7, on September 22, The Dallas Express reported.

Dillard and Lucian’s murders allegedly followed a fight that broke out on Casey Street in South Dallas, a location Dillard was known to frequent, End of Sentence reported.

The Dallas Police Department has not identified a suspect in the murders or a possible motive for the killings.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Kimberly Mayfield at 214-671-3646 or email her at [email protected], referencing case No.172681-2022.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the offender(s). Tips can be left anonymously at 214-373-8477.

As more and more Dallas residents report assaults in 2022 and violent crimes increase in the city from month to month, it should come as little surprise that homicides in the region are up, reaching 10 last month.

Three of the 10 homicide cases in Dallas during September took place in Dallas District 7.

District 7 is led by Councilman Adam Bazaldua. The neighborhood saw a 14% crime score decrease compared to September 2021 but accounted for over 30% of all Dallas homicides.

The Dallas Express reached out to Bazaldua to see if there were any updates to the homicides in that district, but no response was submitted.

Aside from the three homicides in D7, the remaining September 2022 homicides occurred in the following districts:

  • Districts 8, 13, two each.
  • Districts 2, 9, and 14, one each.

The Dallas Express, The People’s Paper, believes that important information about the city, such as crime rates and trends, should be easily accessible to you. Dallas has more crime per capita than hotspots like Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York, according to data from the FBI’s UCR database.

How did your area stack up on crime? Check out our interactive Crime Map to compare all Dallas City Council Districts. Curious how we got our numbers? Check out our methodology page here

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G Dixon
G Dixon
1 month ago

First – Westmoreland (correct spelling) is not in District 7 to my knowledge; and second, this SENSELESS violence has to stop!!! If you see something (or know something), SAY SOMETHING!!!

mad as hell
mad as hell
1 month ago

No one has said anything about manuel edwards the 14 yr old killed on Al Lipscomb way between jeffries n Myers st in south dallas. Found in a field already dead b4 police got there. The problem for this is the new gun law n parents not discipline their children n the detectives on all the cases are sorry as hell. If it was another culture they would have been found the killers. There are cameras on the corners. Need more cameras in intersections in neighborhoods. Need new chief of Police.

Reply to  mad as hell
1 month ago

How can you blame the Chief if Police, or law enforcement officers, when there are more lawless individuals than the department can handle? This isn’t a faulty police department, but rather a society that tolerates criminal behavior until it hits at home.

Why aren’t the parents of these young hoodlums being held responsible for the actions of their delinquents when the first start having problems? Is this the way your culture chooses to conduct itself? It must be, when the crime rates for certain segments of society, along with the death rates, are higher than one finds in other segments of society. Your communities need to stop faulting police for the actions of your children, and start saying “what can I do, to make this problem stop?”

Stylz P
Stylz P
1 month ago

When you change gun laws, the Gov of the state is under federal indictment, and DPD is overworked AND under performing… Blame should be placed at the foot of the policies of our state’s lawmakers. So how are we doing under Republicans in office? Lots of finger pointing, blame game, dead children, underfunded schools, and all we hear about is abortion, gas prices and immigration. But hey, until it spills over into THEIR community, nothing will change.

Reply to  Stylz P
1 month ago

Guns aren’t the problem if used properly by responsible adults. The problem comes from lawless people who find crime to be an easy way to make money, and obtain the things they don’t have the brains to get by working for them. It’s parents that don’t raise their children to be good, responsible citizens, who themselves aren’t responsible citizens. Apples don’t fall far from the tree, after all.