Police, Oak Lawn Community Ask for Public's Help to Solve Deadly Shooting

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Dallas police continue to investigate a deadly shooting in Oak Lawn on Monday.

According to police, officers were called to a shooting just before 3 a.m. at the Flamingo Apartments at 3901 North Hall Street.

Police said when officers arrived, they found a man on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim, 30-year-old Justin Wayne Thompson, was pronounced dead at the scene. Friends said they knew him as Justin Dixon.

Thompson's co-worker, Steven Kinder, said he was coping with the loss. 

“I don’t live too far from here. I just wanted to see the location where his life was taken,” Kinder said.

Lee Daugherty, a business owner and co-founder of the group Take Back Oak Lawn, canvassed the neighborhood with a friend Saturday morning, just as they’ve done since they learned of the murder.

“Monday was almost sunrise to sunset, give or take a little heat break in the middle of the day that you have to take in Texas. We are looking forward to doing that again today,” Daugherty said.

The community is hoping to take back Oak Lawn, from crimes like these.  

“We have a great neighborhood here. I think unfortunately we continue to see a lot of crime and violence against people in this neighborhood. Just senseless violence that is not needed,” said Kinder. 

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the individual pictured above is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647 or scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com.

Anonymous tips can also be made through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses.

Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Take Back Oak Lawn will hold a candlelight vigil for Thompson Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Legacy of Love Monument at the intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Oak Lawn Avenue -- just blocks from where Thompson was murdered. 

Editor's Note: Dallas police were previously asking for the public's assistance to find a person of interest in connection to the murder. They announced Monday that detectives have eliminated that individual as a person of interest. Therefore, the video and the pictures of that person have been removed from this story.

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