Preliminary hearing set for female suspect in Seoyon E-HWA shooting

Published 9:23 am Friday, June 24, 2022

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A preliminary hearing is scheduled for a Selma woman involved in a shooting on Thursday morning at Seoyon E-EWA.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson and Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum, Cherrell Tyus, 29, shot and killed Kadeeja Lee, 28, at the 200 block of Craig Field Industrial Complex around 5:45 a.m. Thursday.

Granthum said that video surveillance at the plant showed Lee sitting in the parking lot waiting to start her shift  as Tyus pulls up beside her, gets out of her car and starts shooting.

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Both Granthum and Jackson said it appears that Tyus and Lee were involved in a fight.

Dallas County Sheriff Deputies eventually found Tyus near the home of a family member on County Road 360. Granthum said the suspect admitted to shooting the victim and was charged with capital murder. The DCSO deputies also retrieved the weapon.

Jackson said a bond hearing was held Thursday by Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Collins Pettaway Jr. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the Dallas County Courthouse.

Granthum says Tyus could be facing more charges after an autopsy of the victim. She’s held in the Dallas County Jail  without bond.