Arlington Police Solve Cold Case Murder

Andrew Greenstein
August 23, 2019 - 12:33 pm
Daequayvios Hill,

Credit: Arlington Police Department

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ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - After almost five years, police in Arlington say they have solved a cold case murder.

On December 10, 2014, Michael Jackson Jr. was shot dead in a road rage incident on Tabasco Trail in south Arlington.

Now, almost a half-decade later, Arlington Police have made an arrest in the case.

Daequayvios Hill, 24, is already behind bars serving a ten-year prison sentence for an unrelated aggravated assault.

Investigators had their eyes on Hill along.

"We believed the whole time he was responsible," Lt. Cook says. "We just didn't have enough physical evidence because we were never able to locate the firearm."

The big break in the case came on August 9.

"There was an individual that was locked up in the Texas Department of Corrections in a prison who informed us that he had credible information that the suspect was basically bragging about his involvement in this particular case," says Cook. "Even though he's already in prison serving 10 years on an unrelated aggravated assault charge, he will be charged while he's in custody of the prison for the murder of the victim."

Cook says no matter how difficult the case may be to solve, police will never stop working to do so.

"Even though we may not be able to solve a case initially, we're going to continue to look at these things, especially as we're dealing with these incidents of road rage throughout our city, throughout the Metroplex, throughout the country really," Cook says.