Suspect Arrested In the Dr. Kendra Hatcher Murder


Over the course of the last month, Dallas police homicide detectives have been working tirelessly together with our partners at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office and our federal partners at the FBI and US Attorney’s office piecing together information related to the murder of Dr. Kendra Hatcher, killed on September 2, 2015.

Within the last 48 hours specifically, detectives have been working around the clock executing search warrants and interviewing individuals in connection with the offense. Tonight, we announce the arrest of Kristopher Love, Black male 03-23-1984, as the person we have identified as having shot Dr. Hatcher. He has been charged with Capital Murder and a federal charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and is currently in the Dallas County Jail on a $2.5 million bond. When Mr. Love was arrested, he was found in possession of the weapon believed to have been used to kill Dr. Hatcher.

Additionally, we have secured a warrant for the arrest of Brenda Delgado, Latin female 6-18-1982, also for the charge of Capital Murder for her involvement in the offense.

We want to thank the citizens who came forward with information and helped with the investigation of this crime. Additionally, we want to thank Dr. Hatcher’s family and the citizens of the City of Dallas for their patience through this difficult process. Please see the attached probable cause affidavit.

UPDATE: Arrest made

Corrections made.

Dallas Police made an arrest last evening in connection with the murder of Ms. Kendra Hatcher who was shot and killed in the parking garage located at 1700 Cedar Springs Rd. on September 2, 2015.

Crystal Cortes, a L/F 23 years of age, has been arrested and charged with Capital Murder and is being held on a $250, 000.00 bond. Arrestee Crystal has admitted her involvement in the murder and has given detectives information that other unidentified suspects may have been involved.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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