Police nab teen

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 16, 2005

A 16-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection to last week’s shooting outside Miller Funeral Home, according to police reports.

Selma Police arrested the suspect Tuesday afternoon and charged him with second-degree assault.

At the time of the shooting, the suspect had been out on bond in connection to a shooting that occurred during the summer of 2004, according to Selma Police Public Information Officer Lt. David Evans.

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“He is being charged as an adult in reference to the downtown shooting that occurred on June 26, 2004,” according to a press release. “He was charged with discharging a firearm into a occupied building in that case.”

The juvenile suspect is

currently being held in the Dallas County Jail under no bond. Evans said the bond from the suspect’s previous arrest has been revoked.

A 17-year-old was also arrested on Monday for his alleged involvement in the shooting.

The two juveniles were apparently shooting at each other, Evans said, when a stray bullet struck Birmingham resident Carlandra Johnson.

Johnson, 29, had just left the funeral home after making arrangements for her mother, Dorothy Johnson, when she was hit in the arm by a bullet.

Selma Interim Police Chief Jimmy Martin said the injury was not life threatening and the woman was an innocent bystander.

Evans said the two suspects had been allegedly shooting at each other at G.W.C. Homes.

“Neither suspect was a resident of G.W.C. Homes,” Evans said.