AP

2 suspects, including a teen, arrested in a deadly drive-by

Sep 6, 2022, 5:10 AM | Updated: 5:15 pm

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Two suspects, including a teen, have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting in Fort Worth last week that left a 17-year-old and a 5-year-old dead, police said Tuesday.

Anthony Ray Bell-Johnson, 21, and a 16-year-old male juvenile have been charged with capital murder. In a statement, police said the pair were arrested and jailed over the Labor Day weekend. Police were not releasing the identity of the teen because of his age. It was unclear from jail records if either suspect had an attorney.

Killed in the Aug. 28 shooting were Rayshard Scott, 5, and his cousin, Jamarrien Monroe, 17. Police say a car drove up to a house in far north Fort Worth at about 2:15 p.m., and a person or persons in the vehicle opened fire on the front yard.

Tijuana West, Jamarrien Monroe’s mother, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that she was upstairs when she heard what sounded like fireworks.

“It happened so fast,” she said. “I was just trying to figure out where my babies were.”

She said she and her sister, Rayshard’s mother, live together in the home with their other children. Jamarrien had an 18-month-old son who was wounded in the shooting but is recovering well. The child did not live at the home but visited often, West said.

Jamarrien Monroe had just started attending a new high school, and Rayshard Scott had just started his first year of school, West said. Jamarrien liked to sing and play basketball, played with the kids in the extended family and neighborhood often and cracked jokes with them, West said. She said she was baffled why someone would open fire on their home.

“My son is not in a gang or a drug dealer… . He was like any other 17-year-old who was trying to figure it out,” she said.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

lily gladstone...

Jake Coyle, The Associated Press

‘Oppenheimer,’ Lily Gladstone win at 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards

Gladstone won Saturday and the crowd erupted. Stone, too, stood and vigorously applauded. Her win would be a first for Native Americans.

16 hours ago

Image: An Alaska Airlines passenger jet approaches to land at the Los Angeles International Airport...

Associated Press

Man accused of stabbing another passenger on a flight from Seattle to Las Vegas charged

A man who witnesses say stabbed another passenger on an airline flight in January told authorities he intended to kill the victim.

3 days ago

Image: Dr. Candice Matthews, left, listens as Texas state Rep. Ron Reynolds, right, with Darryl Geo...

Associated Press

Judge: Texas school legally punished Black student over hairstyle

A Black high school student's punishment by his Texas district for refusing to change his hairstyle doesn't violate state law, a judge said.

3 days ago

The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exc...

Associated Press

Boeing ousts head of 737 jetliner program weeks after panel blowout on flight

Boeing said the head of its 737 program is leaving the company in an executive shake-up weeks after a door panel blew out on a flight over Oregon.

4 days ago

Image: The Alabama State Capitol is seen on May 15, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama....

Associated Press

Alabama Supreme Court rules frozen embryos are ‘children’ under state law

Critics say the Alabama embryo ruling may have sweeping implications for fertility treatments.

5 days ago

Image: People take cover during a shooting at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bow...

Associated Press

Two men charged with murder at Kansas City Chiefs parade

Minutes after Kansas City Chiefs players spoke at a victory celebration Wednesday, multiple people near the parade route were carried away on stretchers.

5 days ago

2 suspects, including a teen, arrested in a deadly drive-by