Crime

Affidavit: Arlington Martin student killed after altercation with gang member

A suspect in the Jan. 12 killing of Arlington Martin’s Carl Wilson was arrested early Thursday in Arlington, police said. Wilson, 18, is shown in the photo with his son, Carl III.
A suspect in the Jan. 12 killing of Arlington Martin’s Carl Wilson was arrested early Thursday in Arlington, police said. Wilson, 18, is shown in the photo with his son, Carl III. Courtesy

Gang member Devin Holland shot Carl Wilson last month on a city street as the Arlington Martin football player was about to fight one of Holland’s fellow gang members, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

When Wilson fell to the ground, Holland, 20, stood over him and shot him at least two more times, states the affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram on Thursday.

A few days after the fatal shooting, Holland told a witness that he had killed Wilson, 18, because he was “beefin’ with their gang,” according to the affidavit.

Holland was arrested without incident early Thursday at an Arlington residence a few hours after detectives obtained the arrest warrant. He was in the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center in lieu of $250,000 bail, and is expected to be charged with murder, Kennedale police said.

“We can’t say that’s the only suspect,” Kennedale Police Chief Tommy Williams said Thursday. “This is still an open investigation.”

The affidavit gave this account of the shooting:

Wilson and another gang member who was also an Arlington Martin student had an altercation in the school cafeteria during the day on Jan. 12. The two were suppose to fight at a car wash in the 6300 block of Treepoint Drive in Kennedale.

Wilson and a friend showed up as did the gang member and other members of the gang, Trill Fam.

As Wilson and his friend crossed the street, the friend said, they were going to fight or he was going to get a “thump,” street slang for a gun. Seconds later, Holland stepped out of the crowd and fired at Wilson.

Witnesses later told detectives that after the shooting a red Ford F-150 was one of the vehicles that left the scene, and police learned that Holland was in that truck. Other witnesses later identified Holland as the shooter.

Kennedale investigators believe that at least 15 to 20 people were present when Wilson was gunned down at 6300 Treepoint Drive, off Little School Road near the Arlington-Kennedale border, police said.

Holland was arrested on Jan. 30 on a weapon and drug charge, but he was released after posting bail. He was re-arrested early Thursday on the murder charge.

Wilson was a single father and linebacker on the Arlington Martin Warriors football team.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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