Woman charged with murder in a deadly South Dallas shooting

On December 17, 2020, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 3200 Hamilton Avenue. Upon arrival, they located the victim, Ernest Berry, a 65-year-old black male, with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The suspect, Erica Polk, a 37-year-old black female, returned to the scene and was arrested. She was taken to Dallas Police Headquarters and subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with murder, a felony of the first degree.

Her bond will be set by a Dallas County Magistrate.