Police apprehend Young Street shooting suspects

Published 8:38 pm Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Two more suspects in the Young Street shooting were caught by the Selma Police Department this week.

Wesley Washington, 24, and Christopher Woods, 26, were both charged with capital murder and attempted murder.

At Tuesday’s bond hearing at the Dallas County Courthouse, Dallas County Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins gave them no bond. Both are in the Dallas County Jail.

Their preliminary hearing date is set for Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. in the Dallas County Courthouse.

Washington and Woods are both connected to the June 24 murder of Breana Williams, 36, and the attempted murder of her son, Dejour Edward, 17. The shooting occurred on the 400 Block of Young Street, according to Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier.

The two other suspects in the Young Street homicide, brothers Marquavius Benjamin, 19, and Markerion Benjamin, 16, were arraigned separately last week. They were both charged with capital murder, attempted murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Markerion Benjamin was arraigned on June 28 in the Dallas County Courthouse.

Marquavius Benjamin has other charges from two different cases.

The elder Benjamin, Marquavious Billingsley and Aiesha Franklin all were indicted June 27 for the May 30 murder of Kenvrasnesha Rayford that happened on the block of Marie Foster Street. They were all indicted for felony murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and second-degree assault by the Dallas County Grand Jury.

Marquavius Benjamin’s other attempted murder charge occurred on June 18. He allegedly shot Zechariah Brown, 16, at his home on the 200 block of Dedman Street.