On Wednesday, police say 74-year-old Barbara Vincent Strain was gunned down in the entryway of her Duncanville home. As of that afternoon, police had neither suspects nor a motive. On Thursday, Oak Farms Dairy announced a $10,000 reward for anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and indictment.
The department also issued a brief description of a possible suspect: a white or Hispanic male who stands 5'5'' with an "average build" wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans. He was last seen seen sprinting south of the crime scene.
Strain, a well-respected grandmother who cared for three generations of her family in her home, died of her wounds at Methodist Hospital. Her front door was riddled with bullets; investigators later removed it as evidence.
Relatives told News 8’s Carla Wade that Strain attempted to protect herself, hurriedly shutting the door when she didn’t recognize the person staring back at her.
“I never heard of anything like this ever happening in Duncanville, let alone these quiet, side neighborhoods. It shocks me,” said Jermaine Johnson, who has lived nearby for about four years.
Should you have any information about the person responsible, Oak Farms Dairy asks that you contact Duncanville Det. David Moon at 972.780.5037.