Fort Worth, Texas – In connection with the shooting deaths of a teen and a young kid that occurred in a drive-by in Fort Worth a month ago, a man and a teenage boy are currently in custody and face accusations of capital murder in connection with the incident.
On the afternoon of Sunday, August 28, at around 2:15 p.m., the Fort Worth Police Department reported that they were called to a gunshot at a residence located on the 8500 block of Steel Dust Drive. Officers arrived to find three victims, including a 17-year-old woman named Jamarrien Monroe, a 5-year-old kid named Rayschard Scott, and an 18-month-old boy, all suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
Both Monroe and Scott were taken to the hospital after their injuries, but they did not make it. The infant, who is 18 months old and whose identity has not been made public, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was anticipated to live.
During the preliminary phases of the investigation, officers from the Fort Worth Police Department stated that an undetermined number of suspects drove to the residence and opened fire on a gathering of people who were standing in the front yard, striking three children.
Fort Worth Police stated that homicide detectives, along with patrol officers, the fugitive unit, and the U.S. Marshals Service, were responsible for the arrest of a 16-year-old boy who has not been named and Anthony Ray Bell-Johnson, who is 21 years old, in connection with the slayings. Both of these individuals are currently being charged with capital murder.
The name of the juvenile offender has not been released, and it is not known whether he will be tried as a juvenile or an adult. If the case against the minor is transferred to an adult court, the name of the minor could be made public.
It is unclear whether Bell-Johnson or the juvenile have retained legal representation at this time.
In the state of Texas, adults who are found guilty of capital murder face either the possibility of an automatic life sentence without the possibility of parole or the death penalty. When a juvenile is found guilty of murder resulting in death, the punishment is life in prison with the chance of release.
Fort Worth Police have stated that the investigation is still active and that additional details would be made public at a later time. Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about it is requested to call the police at 817-392-4336 and provide the case number 220068041.