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Man held in Fort Worth double-slaying

FORT WORTH -- The man suspected of shooting into a birthday party Sunday night, killing two people and injuring four others, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after leading police on a short chase.

Erick Daniel "Truman" Davila, 21, was arrested on a capital murder warrant at the Hidden Valley Estates in the 800 block of Heights Drive in the Woodhaven neighborhood.

Fort Worth police had been watching Davila at the nearby Copper Creek Apartments, when he got in his Mazda sedan and left. Police followed in an unmarked vehicle, and Davila tried to elude them, driving into Hidden Valley Estates and hitting two parked cars before doubling back toward the entrance. He then jumped out of his car, and began running, tossing a pistol into some bushes.

He was caught after a short foot chase.

The shooting occurred Sunday night at an apartment in the 5700 block of Anderson Street in southeast Fort Worth.

About a dozen children were outside the apartment when someone fired 11 shots in their direction. After everyone rushed into the apartment, the bullets began flying again, whizzing through the window as the adults frantically tried to account for everybody and determine who had been shot, said Talisha Stevenson, who was at the party.

Annette Stevenson, 48, who had herded many of the children into a bedroom, was shot and killed.

More than six hours later at Cook Children's Medical Center, her granddaughter Queshawn Stevenson, 5, also succumbed to her injuries: gunshots wounds to her neck and stomach.

Four others -- the birthday girl, her 10-year-old sister, their 12-year-old cousin and a 35-year-old cousin who had just stopped by to visit -- suffered injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

Nahtica Stevenson, who turned 9 on Monday, was treated for graze wounds to her legs and released, but she remained at Cook Children’s to be with her sister, CashMo’nae Stevenson, and family.

CashMo’nae suffered gunshot wounds to her arm, shoulder and hand -- breaking her wrist and elbow -- and underwent surgery Monday afternoon, Talisha Stevenson said. She said the 12-year-old was treated for a graze wound to the head.

She said the injured adult, identified by police as Sheila Moblin, is a cousin who had just happened to stop by to visit with Annette Stevenson.

Police say they have not identified a motive.