As previously reported, on January 3, 2023, at approximately 6:02 PM, officers responded to a shooting in the 2600 block of Walnut Hill Lane. The preliminary investigation determined, that the male victim and male suspect were involved in a fight that escalated when the suspect shot the victim. The victim died from his injuries. This remains in an ongoing investigation that will be documented under case number 001665–2023.
The victim has now been identified as Clayton Hartfield Jr. Further investigation determined, 23-year-old Justin Blocker shot the victim. Blocker has been charged with murder. This remains an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is to contact Homicide Detective Christopher Walton, #8479, at 214-671-3632 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.