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Dallas Police Seek Information in 2021 Murder of Teen Amid Fourth of July Gun Battle

Victim: John Hightower

The Dallas Department is continuing its investigation into the 2021 murder of 19-year-old John “Lil John” Hightower.

On July 4, 2021, Mr. Hightower was enjoying the Fourth of July fireworks with friends in the 3000 block of South Street when he became caught in a gun battle between unknown suspects. He sustained a gunshot wound and was rushed to a local hospital. Despite medical efforts, Mr. Hightower succumbed to his injury on July 6, 2021.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about Mr. Hightower's death to contact Sergeant Otha Hampton at 214-671-3654 or via email at, referencing case number 118600-2021.

Additionally, Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of individuals involved in this felony offense or other felony offenses. Tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers by calling 214-373-TIPS (8477) or by submitting online at, accessible 24/7.

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