Three arrested for murder in early morning shooting


TEXARKANA, TEXAS – The Texarkana Texas Police Department has arrested three people in connection to a homicide that occurred early Saturday morning.

At approximately 3:50 AM this morning, officers were dispatched to a residence located in the 300 block of Brookwood Dr., in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers located Tracy Fielding, 21, of Texarkana, Texas and Vickie Simpson, 59, of Texarkana, Texas suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Fielding died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Simpson was transported to a local hospital with non-life threating injuries. Both victims lived at the residence where the shooting occurred.

Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians were able to collect evidence from the scene. The investigation revealed Jacarie Sims, 24, Dequlain Sims, 22, and Jacoby Johnson, 18, all of Texarkana, Texas traveled to the 300 block of Brookwood Dr. to confront Fielding about a purchase of marijuana. When the three suspects arrived they entered into a verbal exchange with the victim. At some point during the argument, Fielding displayed a shotgun. Dequalin Sims fired multiple shots from a handgun striking both Fielding and Simpson several times. The three suspects then fled the scene in a black SUV. Detectives interviewed witnesses and were able to obtain arrest warrants for the three suspects. Dequlain Sims, Jacarie Sim, and Jacoby Johnson were located and arrested for Murder and Aggravated Assault. The suspects are currently booked into the Bi-State Jail, bond hasn’t been set. The weapon used in the shooting was recovered and placed into property as evidence.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116 or CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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