ARLINGTON -- Eight children whose mothers were killed during a shooting Saturday night are being assisted by an Arlington church.
Three people were killed and one person was wounded in the 3500 block of Wakefield Circle after an apparent domestic dispute.
Two of those killed -- Tana Todd and Sheryl Bennett -- were members of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Arlington. Johnny Todd, Tana's husband, who was wounded, is a member of the church.
Police have not released the identity of the other man who was killed, but a neighbor said he was an acquaintance of Sheryl Bennett's.
Pastor Robin M. Webb said Sheryl Bennett had five children, ages 1, 3, 7, 10 and 12. Tana Todd left behind three children, ages 3, 5 and 6. Johnny Todd survived a gunshot wound to the neck and is home recovering, Webb said. Bennett is Johnny Todd's sister.
"His prognosis is good, but it'll be a while before he can return to work," Webb said.
The church set up the Todd-Bennett Fund to help with immediate needs, Webb said.
"Bills have to be paid; they need food on the table," he said.
If enough money comes in, Webb said, the focus will shift toward funding education for the children.
The suspect in the shootings has been identified as Dalton James Bennett Jr., Sheryl Bennett's estranged husband. He is being held in the Arlington Jail on three counts of capital murder and one count of attempted capital murder, with bail set at $1 million.
A memorial service for Tana Todd was held Thursday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, and a service for Sheryl Bennett will be held there at 10:30 a.m. today.