Shamar Anderson, 19, and Javari Stripling, 19. Photos courtesy of the Dallas County jail

Authorities have arrested two teens in connection with a shooting that left a 15-year-old dead and four others injured in Deep Ellum last month.

Shamar Anderson, 19, was arrested Aug. 30 on multiple charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. One of those charges was upgraded to capital murder when the 15-year-old, Ty’Len Bell, died. Anderson is being held in the Dallas County jail in lieu of $1.75 million bond.

Javari Stripling, 19, is also charged with capital murder in the death of Bell. He is being held in the Dallas County jail in lieu of $1 million bond.

The shooting occurred just after 11 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 2600 block of Elm Street.

Bell and three friends were in the area when two men walked by, pulled out guns and fired, according to the Dallas Morning News. Bell was shot in the head and died days later at an area hospital. His three friends were injured, as well as a woman on a scooter.

One of the victims identified Anderson as the shooter. He also showed police a photo of Anderson and Stripling on Instagram and said Stripling was the other shooter. Stripling’s mother confirmed that her son was the person in the photo, according to the Morning News.

Video footage show both teens running from the area after the shooting, but it does not show Bell being shot, the newspaper reported.


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