Assault suspect arrested

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 16, 2004

Derrick Ford, 27, of Selma, was injured in a late Thursday night shooting at the home of Dominique Wilson, at 1600 Union Street. Wilson was arrested at the same location for the shooting at 3:25 p.m., Friday.

Police reports say Wilson is held on a $7,500 bond. As of presstime, Wilson was still in the Dallas County Jail, according to jail officials. Wilson is currently charged with assault in the first degree, which, according to the Dallas County District Attorney Ed Greene, carries a possible sentence of two to 20 years in prison. Assault in the first is a felony offense.

Ford, of 4020 Merrimac Apartments, was out with two friends, who drove him to 1600 Union Street. He was shot once, in what police reports identify as “a lower extremity” and his friends transported him to Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Police were notified of the incident at 9:35 p.m.

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The weapon was identified in police reports as a chrome revolver with brown grips, possibly a .357.

None of the other passengers where injured, and it appeared the gunman only fired once.

Officers responded to the hospital, where Ford and witnesses were interviewed. None of the witnesses questioned by The Selma Times-Journal wished to comment on the case.

Friday, at approximately 11 p.m. Ford was transported to UAB Medical Center for further treatment via ambulance.

As of Saturday, Ford was listed in good condition, according to UAB officials.

The motive of the crime is unknown, and Selma Police continue to investigate the crime. Anyone with information on this or any crime should contact the Selma Police at 874-6611.