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Bond set for Selma murder suspect

A Selma suspect was arrested Sunday on a murder charge stemming for a Saturday incident at a Selma residence.

Melvin Jerome Marshall, 44, is charged with murder, first-degree domestic violence assault and discharging into an occupied vehicle.

Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Bob Armstrong arraigned Marshall in the Dallas County Courtroom on Monday and set bond at $500,000. He remains in the Dallas County Jail. Marshall’s preliminary hearing date is scheduled for June 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Selma Police Department (SPD) Sgt. Ray Blanks said the fatal shooting took place at 3:22 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the 3000 block of Burgandy Avenue. The SPD arrived on the scene after responding to a call of two gunshot victims. At the scene, SPD officers discovered two African-American women, ages 56 and 20, suffering from gunshot wounds at the residence.

The two victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. The 56-year-old female was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said Marshall turned himself in to a bounty hunter Sunday.  As SPD detectives investigated the incident Saturday, Marshall was quickly identified as the offender.