Selma man pleads guilty to attempted murder charge

Published 10:29 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A Selma man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle from an April 2015 shooting that injured two people over Easter weekend.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Kendrick Latrell Webster, also known as “Preacher,” pleaded guilty in circuit court and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

“Maybe after this sentence, this gunslinger will start attending church,” Jackson said.

The shooting happened on the 100 block of Washington Street outside of the Grown and Sexy Club. According to court documents, officers responded to the scene in reference to shots fired and a possible gunshot victim. According to witness statements, Webster and Alphonsia Lewis allegedly opened fire on a man outside of the club. The intended target was not shot, but two women were. One woman, who was shot in the chest, was outside the club with the intended target getting food when the gunfire started.

She told officers that she saw Webster and Lewis go to a truck, get guns and start firing rounds. She said she tried to run for cover but was approached by one of the gunmen and shot. The second woman was injured from a bullet that pierced one of the walls of the club.

Her vehicle, which was parked in front of the club also took rounds. She was grazed on her upper arm by a bullet. Several other vehicles outside of the building were also shot into.

Webster was arrested a few days after the shooting. Lewis was arrested in early May 2015 by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. According to court documents, Lewis admitted he was downtown when the shooting occurred. He also told officers that he fired his weapon in retaliation after someone started shooting at him. According to Jackson, Lewis is in Federal custody on a pending case.