Duncanville Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting – Suspect and Reward Update

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UPDATE – March 7, 2013 @ 3:30PM

Reward Offered in Connection with the Fatal Shooting of Elderly Resident Barbara Vincent Strain

The Duncanville Police released that a $10,000 reward is being offered by Oak Farms Dairy in connection with the fatal shooting of 74-year-old Duncanville resident Barbara Vincent Strain.

Additionally, North Texas Crime Stoppers has also announced that they will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for this felony offense.

Police also have released a the description of a possible suspect. A white or Hispanic male, 5’5″ tall, average build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and last seen running south for the scene.

Duncanville Police Detectives continue with the investigation and ask anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Moon at 972-780-5037 Extension 14 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-8477.


UPDATE – March 6, 2013 @ 8:45PM

The Duncanville Police has identified the victim as Barbara Vincent Strain.

Sources in the neighborhood say that Strain was a longtime resident.

Police can’t say if Strain was the intended target of the shooting, or the victim of a random attack.

“We are talking to them to see if they saw anything, that’s kind of where were going from here, detectives will talk to family members, neighbors anybody else who was in neighborhood who might have seen something,” said Officer Doug Sisk, Community Relations Officer with the Duncanville Police.

Reports say that Strain, her grandson, granddaughter, and three school-aged grandsons were getting ready for the day when someone knocked on the door. When Strain opened the door, she tried to close it and she was shot through the door.

Investigators are now reviewing evidence gathered at the scene. No further information is available at this time. We will provide updates as they become available. Check back for updates.

The Duncanville Police asks anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Moon at 972-780-5037 extension 14.


Duncanville police officers were called to the 1300 block of Highland Drive this morning at around 7:25AM in response to a shooting call.

highland driveInitial reports indicate that a phone call, possibly from inside the home, was received by police dispatchers regarding a shooting at the house.

Police and emergency medical personnel arrived and found 74-year-old victim had been shot at the front door of the residence.

The woman was taken to Methodist Hospital by Ducanville Fire Department MICU, where she was pronounced deceased.

The victim is not being identified at this time and police say that the investigation is ongoing and is still in the early stages.

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