Selma Police Department identifies suspect in fatal shooting

Published 7:22 am Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Selma Police Department has arrested a suspect from Friday’s fatal shooting.

Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford said the SPD arrested Jayron Sheffield, 22, on Friday in connection to the murder of Tyrone Fuller at the 400 block of Medical Center Parkway.

Fulford said the SPD responded to a shooting on the 400 block of Medical Center Parkway and discovered the deceased body of Fuller.

“The male subject had been shot upon arrival and was found deceased from a gunshot wound in a domestic situation,” Fulford said.

This is the fourth homicide of the year in the Queen City, including the last two weekends and three of the last four.

Jerry Aaron, 20, died from a gunshot wound as the result of a shooting incident on April 25 at the 300 block of Kings Bend Road.  The other two homicides in the Queen City this year were Renesia Levon Caver, who died in an incident on the 3000 block of Burgandy Avenue in April, and an unidentified 17-year-old shot in February.

“The Dallas County Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will assist the Selma Police Department and Dallas County Sheriff’s Office to cut the shootings and murders down in the area,” Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said.

Selma City Council members have lamented the spate of shootings in recent meetings, but Fulford noted that such crimes are difficult to prevent.

“Two of the four murders we have are domestic related and it’s hard to combat those types of murders,” Fulford said. “As far as the other shootings, we are finding out that, for the most part, [it’s] retaliation.”

Fulford said the department is stepping up patrols and working with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office (DCFO), bolstered by the fact that the city is still under a quarantine order that requires residents to be in their homes between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.