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2nd man arrested in Deep Ellum shooting that left 15-year-old dead, 4 others wounded

A second man has been arrested after a shooting in Deep Ellum last month that left a 15-year-old boy dead and four other people wounded.

Javari A. Stripling, 19, of Mesquite faces a capital murder charge in the death of Ty’Len Bell.

One of the victims told police that he, Bell and two other friends were in the 2600 block of Elm Street just after 11 p.m. Aug. 28 when two men walked past them, then pulled out guns and opened fire, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit.

That victim was struck twice in the leg. Bell, who was struck in the head, was taken to a hospital and died several days later. Both of the other friends were shot, and so was a woman passing by on a scooter.

The following day, the victim identified 19-year-old Shamar Vershawn Anderson as one of the gunmen, the affidavit says. Anderson was arrested Aug. 30 on multiple charges of aggravated assault, one of which was upgraded to capital murder after Bell’s death.

Police said the victim later showed a detective an Instagram photo of Anderson with another man, who he said was the second shooter, the affidavit says.

Officers then spoke to Stripling’s mother, who verified that her son was the man in that photo, according to the affidavit.

Police wrote in the affidavit that video of the incident showed both suspects running from the area after the shooting. The footage did not show Bell being shot, police said.

Stripling was booked into the Dallas County jail Thursday, where he remained in custody with bail set at $1 million. An attorney for Stripling could not be reached for comment Monday.

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