Suspect Identified in Triple Homicide


Dallas Police Unit at the scene of a shooting | Image by NBC DFW

More information is trickling out about the deadly shooting that occurred in North Dallas at an apartment complex, and the search for the suspect is ramping up.

Dallas police have identified the suspect in the triple homicide on Lazy Acres Circle as 25-year-old Evin Geovanny Mata-Guzman. Police say the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who sees him is urged to call 911.

Mata-Guzman is accused of shooting five people who were gathered in the back parking lot of the Landmark on the Valley Apartments located off Spring Valley Road. The shooting incident occurred early Friday morning at about 4:30 a.m.

Three of the five shooting victims — two men and a woman — were pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports from police.

Dallas police have identified two of the deceased victims as 29-year-old Queidin Flores and 22-year-old Stanley Chachagua. The identity of the third fatally shot victim has not yet been released, pending family notification.

Two other shooting victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

The shooting does not appear to be a random incident, according to a Dallas Police Department news release.

The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit asks that anyone with information regarding this offense contact Detective Chad Murphy, #8966, at 214-283-4934 or [email protected].

The incident occurred in City Council District 11. Dallas City Council Member Jaynie Schultz is responsible for District 11 and is also The Dallas Express Crime Boss of the Month.

In District 11, Schultz had the greatest year-over-year increase in Crime Score last month. Her district logged an 18.16% hike compared to December 2021, according to the downloadable data set available from the City of Dallas Open Data on Monday.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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