On Oct. 9, 2013, four men were murdered shortly before 11 p.m. in a house located at 435 NE 6th Street and six years later their murders remain unsolved.
“This was a pretty violent situation. I’ve been a police officer here for 39 years . I can’t recall any multiple homicides that we’ve had,” said Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley told CBSDFW on Oct. 10, 2013.
Romello Dewain Steward, 18 of Paris, Devante Larry Akins, 21 of Paris, Brijonne Rashad Woods, 24 of Paris, and Billy Charles Carey, 32 of Garland, were all found in the front room of the house with gunshot wounds.
According to Chief Hundley, a female called shortly before 11:30 p.m. to report that someone was bleeding at a home in the 400 block of NE 6th Street. When authorities arrived at the scene, four victims were found dead toward the front of the home, all with gunshot wounds. The female 911 caller had come by the house to visit one of the male victims.
“Someone knows the identity of the person or persons who committed this murder,” said Executive Director of Lamar-Red River Crime Stoppers William (Buddy) Heuberger. “If you have any information about these murders, no matter how trivial you think it is, contact Crime Stoppers. The information just might be the missing piece of the puzzle that leads law enforcement to those responsible.”
Those with information can contact Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous if they wish. If the anonymous information you provide leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the person or persons responsible you become eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500.
“Words cannot express how grateful we would be if someone would come forward with some information,” said Chief Hundley. “We really need someone to come forward with information to help to get this quad-murder solved.”
Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization and is operated by an independent board of directors. Crime Stoppers is not a part of any law enforcement agency but Crime Stoppers works closely with all Lamar & Red River County law enforcement agencies. When you contact Crime Stoppers and give us information we do not ask you for any identifying information.
Lamar & Red River County Crime Stoppers will not pay rewards for information provided through any source other than calls to its program. Calls may be made to Lamar & Red River County Crime Stoppers by any of the following methods:
1. Phone – by calling (903)785-TIPS (8477)
2. Online – www.785tips.com
3. Smart phone users can submit a tip by using our mobile app, P3 Tips
Crime Stoppers accepts tips and information about crimes in order to solve or prevent such crimes. Users who communicate their own criminal threats by making them through Crime Stoppers are not considered to be Crime Stoppers tipsters; are not eligible for rewards; are not immune from prosecution; and are excepted from the promise of anonymity.