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Update on Incident at 9550 North Wayside

April 6, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 9550 North Wayside about 3 a.m. on Tuesday (April 4).

The suspect, Daniel Denard Dillard (b/m, DOB 8/9/86), is charged with capital murder in the 230th State District Court. He was arrested without incident at 8600 Tidwell about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Apr. 5).

The victim is identified as Leon Dyers, 50, of Augusta, Georgia. He suffered a gunshot would to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Carrillo and Officer H.A. Chavez reported:

The victim and three friends went to the apartment complex of a female member of the group after a night of partying to check on her children. The victim and one friend were waiting in the parking lot when they were approached by the suspect, Daniel Denard Dillard, who was armed with a shotgun and demanded money. The victim complied with Dillard's demand and turned over his money and identification. However, when the victim requested the return of his identification, Dillard shot him. Witnesses, fearing that Dillard would also shoot them, fled the scene. Dillard and another male were seen leaving in a silver or gray truck.

Update NJM/JFC 4-6-06
NJM/JFC 4/5/06
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