2nd brother accused of capital murder in Fort Worth auction house slaying

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A onetime employee of a Fort Worth auction house is accused of capital murder in the robbery and fatal shooting of a woman who helped run the business.

Raan Henderson, 25, was already in the Tarrant County Jail on a burglary charge related to an earlier break-in at the auction house when investigators obtained a capital murder warrant against him Tuesday.

Henderson is accused of fatally shooting Sheila Johnson, a 54-year-old Air Force veteran, while robbing 4A Good Auction house, 3921 Mansfield Highway, on April 13.

His brother, Romon Henderson, 28, was charged with capital murder May 28. He was in the Tarrant County Jail on Tuesday night with bail set at $200,000 in the capital murder case.

Johnson, who had helped run the auction house for more than a decade, was found dead of multiple gunshots April 13 after the owners became concerned because she did not answer the door for an appointment.

The owners said Johnson evidently put up a fight before her death, emptying the magazine of a .22-caliber rifle in a shootout.

According to Romon Henderson’s arrest warrant affidavit, detectives investigating Johnson’s slaying were looking into previous burglaries at the auction house when information surfaced that Romon Henderson might have been involved in a theft there.

He was then arrested on an unrelated aggravated assault warrant.

In a May 7 interview with homicide Detectives W.D. Paine and Kyle Sullivan, Romon Henderson said he and his brother went to the auction house intending robbery.

He said his brother warned him that a woman was inside the business and “that they were going to hold a gun on her and collect money and property.”

The brothers crossed a fence and approached the business from the rear, Romon Henderson told police.

“Romon Henderson stated that once they began to enter the business through an open door, numerous shots began to be fired,” Paine wrote in the affidavit. “Romon Henderson stated that as he entered the business, he observed a female shooting from an elevated area to his left and observed Raan Henderson shooting at the female.”

Henderson said he then fled, followed by his brother.

Raan Henderson was initially charged with burglary of a building in a December break-in at the business. Marcellas Shana Willis, 23, was also charged.

The owners have said Raan Henderson worked at the business for about a month and half almost a decade ago. They said they came to suspect him of stealing from them and notified police, but nothing came of it. They said Raan Henderson eventually went to prison for other crimes.

Romon Henderson has misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession and vehicle burglary and was sentenced in 2011 to 120 days in jail on a state jail conviction of possession of a controlled substance.

Raan Henderson was convicted in 2009 of three charges of aggravated robbery and was sentenced to nine years in prison. The convictions stemmed from three armed robberies, including one in which a male victim was shot, court records say.

On Tuesday, police also added an aggravated robbery case against both brothers in a home invasion robbery in March at an apartment complex on Homedale Drive involving two female victims.

This includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655 Twitter: @deannaboyd

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