Dallas police need help to track down the person who murdered a South Dallas man in cold blood.
Behind businesses at the intersection of Martin Luther King and South Harwood is where 59-year-old Randolph Mays was shot and killed on April 20 just before 11 p.m.
“I think something in my victims past, from what I’ve been told, came around full circle,” explained Detective Scott Sayers. “A person they'd never seen before came and started asking, ‘Where's Randolph?’”
The killer was calmly walking seconds before the shooting. He showed up in a newer silver or gray Nissan with custom wheels.
Detective Sayers isn’t sure of the model of the Nissan but is sure of the motive.
“He asked for him by his real name, Randolph,” he explained. “He said, ‘Who is Randolph?’ And that was peculiar because nobody here knew him by his real name. They only knew him by his nickname.”
When Mays heard someone asking for him, he stood up.
“Immediately, the suspect shot and killed him,” Sayers said.
Mays was shot with other people around him. Surveillance video shows the shooter running past two people as he is leaving. Their reaction indicates they heard the gunshots. They look right at him, including an armed security guard. The shooter keeps his right hand in his front pocket, likely on the murder weapon.
“He’s kind of disguising himself,” Sayers said. “Witnesses state that he appeared to be bald headed with no facial hair, but he had some kind of a wig on and a hoodie to disguise his appearance.”
Sayers hopes someone will come forward to help him solve the case.
“Somebody who recognizes that car and knows who the person is, I need a call,” he said. “Because I’ve got witnesses who can identify him. I just need a name.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-8477.