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Dallas Police Investigating Homicide in Peru Street Residence near Dallas Zoo

On July 5, 2023, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Dallas Police received a call requesting a welfare check at a residence located in the 1400 block of Peru Street. Officers promptly responded to the scene to investigate the matter.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the lifeless body of Walter Smith, Jr., aged 50, inside the residence. An initial examination indicated that Smith had sustained a gunshot wound, leading investigators to conclude that he had been shot at some point during the previous night.

As the investigation is still in its preliminary stages, the Dallas Police Department has not released any additional details or speculations regarding the case. Authorities urge anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective Brewster Billings at 214-671-3584 or email at

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