Shooting suspect arrested, no bond

Published 10:36 pm Monday, June 14, 2010

A Selma man is in Dallas County Jail without bond on a charge of capital murder.

Fred Pettus, 19, of Cloverdale Apartments, appeared briefly in Dallas County District Court on Monday for a bond hearing.

Pettus is charged in the early Saturday morning shooting death of Terry Webster of 1521 MLK St.

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“This kind of behavior is outrageous,” said Judge Bob Armstrong. “This is not to be tolerated. This has got to stop and I won’t give bonds.”

During the brief hearing, police detective Sgt. Tory Neely said officers responded to a call of a gun shot victim at 2511 Ethridge shortly after 1 a.m.

Several people stood around the victim as police pulled up and several others came out of the house. Those standing around the victim identified Pettus as the person who fired the weapon, according to testimony.

One eyewitness told authorities he, Webster and another man stood out the yard when a green Chevrolet Trailblazer pulled up and stopped.

Two men were in the vehicle, according to the witness, and began firing several shots.

The eyewitness said he and the two others kneeled behind a vehicle for protection.

At one point, Webster stood up, then fell down. The two other men saw Webster bleeding.

Webster died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities believe the shooting stemmed from an incident several weeks ago at GWC Homes.