DALLAS - This week Dallas police have asked FOX 4’s Shaun Rabb and viewers to help catch 22-year-old Daedrian Myers’ killer. He was murdered a month ago in the parking lot of a Dallas motel where police believe he was going to meet a friend.
Gayle Myers is still gripped by grief following the murder of her son. She and her daughter, Lashondra Ray, said he was their everything.
“He was loveable to everybody. He never had an enemy. He never gave us any trouble whatsoever coming up,” Gayle Myers said.
Surveillance video from around 11:20 p.m. on June 4 shows Myers in lime green shorts walking through the parking lot of Inn Town Suites in the 8200 block of Brookriver Drive in Dallas.
Someone in a newer model white Chrysler 300 in the parking lot calls to him. He walks over and appears comfortable enough to rest his arms on the car and lean in.
That’s when two shots are fired and he falls to the ground. The white car, which police later determined was stolen, speeds off.
Then a man enters the scene from the left. He appears to be calling 911 on a cellphone.
“And then just out of the blue someone runs up and kind of straddles Mr. Myers,” said Dallas police Det. Eddie Parker.
It’s not clear what is said but the dark-clothed man doesn’t appear to take anything.
“Whoever that person is, I would like for them to come forward,” Det. Parker said.
Police don’t believe Myers was into anything nefarious. He didn’t have a criminal record.
“He’s never even lived that kind of lifestyle at all. He doesn’t know anything about it,” his sister said.
Right after the shooting, whoever was in the white car drove to an empty medical complex in the 1300 block of Prudential Drive. The car was abandoned and the suspect walks to an adjacent hotel called the Knights Inn.
It’s the same place where Myers had been staying for a couple of months with his brother and a third person.
But no one has told police or his family why he was taken too soon.
“I won’t have any closure and no peace until I know what happened to my baby,” Gayle Myers said.
There is a reward in this case. Anyone with information can call Det. Parker or Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.