FBCSO: 4 arrested in shooting deaths of Devin and Jonathan Massey

Devin and Jonathan Massey have been shot and killed in their Fresno driveway and FBCSO detectives stated they have been decided to seek out justice for the household.

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Four younger males have been arrested and charged in the 2020 shooting deaths of two Fresno brothers, the Fort Bend County sheriff stated Friday. 

Devin and Jonathan Massey have been inside a automobile parked in their driveway after they have been gunned down a pair of weeks earlier than Christmas. Their buddy was additionally shot however he survived.

Fifteen-year-old Devin and 17-year-old Jonathan have been college students at Ridge Point High School and shared goals of enjoying in the NFL. 

FBCSO murder detectives labored with the Gulf Coast Task Force to determine the 4 suspects.

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Donovan Phillips, Dalan Phillips, Jaelen Allen and Jaiden Gaines are all charged with homicide and aggravated assault with a lethal weapon. They’re all being held on bonds of no less than $1M, in line with FBCSO. 

Sheriff  Eric Fagan stated investigators suppose they know a motive and are wanting into the connection between the victims and the boys charged. They aren’t releasing particulars but as a result of it is an ongoing investigation however they do not suppose it was random. 

The sheriff credited a quantity of ideas with serving to break open the case.

“We do feel good and, like I said, it was hundreds of hours, man hours, if not thousands of man hours,” Fagan said at a news conference. “They never gave up on this case.”

What occurred to Devin and Jonathan?

Fort Bend County deputies imagine the brothers, who have been in the again seat of a automotive, had simply pulled as much as their Fresno residence. That’s when a gaggle of masked gunmen walked up and began shooting. 

Devin and Jonathan have been shot “execution-style,” Fagan stated after the shooting.

Their deaths rocked the group and detectives have been decided to seek out justice for the household.

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“I was devastated to learn a mother had lost two of her children,” District Attorney Brian Middleton stated. “My phone began ringing from people in the community who were upset, who were hurting that these two very popular young men had been killed.”

The DA stated it was a tough and sophisticated case and that is why it took so lengthy to make the arrests.

The double homicides additionally sparked requires extra gun management and stricter legal guidelines. 

“We’re going to take back our streets,” stated group activist and household buddy Shauntay B. Favor stated on the time. “We’re going to take back our county. And we’re going to take back our children.”  

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