Suspect arrested in Tennessee for the murder of 17-year-old Demajai Oliver in Dallas


DALLAS, TX – On March 31, 2021, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the victim, Demajai Oliver, a 17-year-old Black male, was in the middle lane of the freeway at 8200 John Carpenter Frwy. The victim was struck by multiple unknown vehicles and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Oliver was the victim of a homicide.

On Monday April 12, 2021, Demario Montague was arrested by an outside agency on a robbery warrant. Dallas homicide detectives interviewed Montague as a person of interest in a Dallas homicide. Detectives began tracking Montague and determined he fled to Tennessee.

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Montague is accused of pushing Oliver out of the car where he was struck by other cars, killing him.

On May 13, 2021, detectives requested US Marshals assistance in apprehending this wanted person. The US Marshals Memphis team took Montague into custody without incident for the murder of Demajai Oliver.