Two cousins suspected in five separate robberies in Arlington this month are accused of trying to kill a 39-year-old man June 10 during one of the incidents, police said.
Phillip Freeman, 23, of Austin and Shawntavius Freeman, 21, of Arlington each were charged with attempted capital murder last week, according to Tarrant County court records. They remained in the Tarrant County Jail on Monday.
They are accused of robbing and shooting Jeronimo Lopez at an apartment in the 700 block of East Sanford Street, in central Arlington, said Lt. Chris Cook, police spokesman. Lopez survived.
The incident happened about 1:25 a.m., according to a police report. The Freeman cousins are accused of beating Lopez and another man before shooting Lopez. They also threatened a third man with a gun, the report said.
Police arrested the two men later that morning in the 700 block of East Lamar Boulevard. They had been wanted in four other robberies, and officers spotted their vehicle near Lamar Boulevard and Collins Street, said Steven Bartolotta, police spokesman.
Phillip Freeman was charged with 11 counts of aggravated robbery, while Shawntavius Freeman was charged with nine, according to court records.
Shawntavius Freeman had been facing charges in Tarrant County of assault of a family member and burglary of a vehicle stemming from incidents in February and March, according to court records. Those cases are pending.
He was convicted of selling marijuana in 2013 and unlawful possession of a firearm in 2014, according to court records. He was sentenced to six months in jail on the drug charge and to two years in prison on the gun charge.