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Selma man charged in murder at apartments

A 25-year-old Selma man was arrested Friday for allegedly shooting and killing 37-year-old Alicostro Romero Moore last week and injuring one other.

Robert Giles, who was booked into the Dallas County Jail Friday around 5:30 p.m., has been charged with murder and attempted murder in a May 11 shooting.

ROBERT GILES

According to Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier, Giles was arrested by the department’s Crime Suppression Unit and is being held at the Dallas County Jail without bond.

The shooting happened on the 1200 block of Woodrow Avenue at Selma Square Apartments shortly after 11 p.m. last Thursday.

Moore was pronounced dead on the scene with multiple gunshot wounds to the body after he and a 20-year-old were ambushed by a group of armed men.

Before the shooting started, Moore was sitting in his car in front of one of the apartment buildings. As he got out to talk to 20-year-old Anthony Stevenson, several men approached them and opened fire.

“Two black males began to shoot at both Moore and Stevenson. Moore fled on foot, turned a corner, and there was another gunman that shot and killed him,” Collier said last week. “That’s an ambush style killing.”

Moore suffered several gunshot wounds during the ambush, and Stevenson was shot in the foot.

Collier said last week investigators believed the shooters were armed with rifles but were still waiting on ballistics evidence to come back. The shooting is believed to be narcotics related.

The other shooters have not been identified or arrested yet.

Moore’s death was the city’s fourth homicide for 2017. Selma’s first murder happened Jan. 14 when 23-year-old Nick Bell was found shot to death in a car on Alabama Avenue.

The second homicide happened on April 14 when 31-year-old Christopher Cooper was shot at a party on South Avenue. He died in the hospital a few days later. Edree Williams, 32, was arrested and charged with Cooper’s death.

The third homicide happened on May 5 when 62-year-old Charlie Sanders was robbed and shot to death as he was leaving for work. No arrest has been made in the case.

There has been one murder in the county so far for 2017. Ratravious Sanders, 19, allegedly shot and killed 19-year-old Rufus Williams. Sanders was charged with murder.

Anyone with information on the May 11 shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-442-7463, the SPD Criminal Investigation Division at (334) 874-2125 or the secret witness line at (334) 874-2190.