DPD: Man Fatally Shot in 2600 Block of Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas police say a man was fatally shot shortly after 6 p.m. Jan. 3 in the 2600 block of Walnut Hill Lane.

Police say two men were in a fight that escalated when a man, identified as Justin Blocker, 23, shot Clayton Hartfield Jr. Blocker was charged with murder.

The investigation is ongoing. We’ll update this post when more information is available.

Those with information about the incident are asked to contact Homicide Detective Christopher Walton, #8479, at 214-671-3632 or by email at christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com.  

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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