A second suspect in recent violent holdups in the city was in custody Tuesday, police said.
Authorities identified the man as Dariyon Lusk, 20, of Fort Worth. Officers with the Fort Worth police fugitive unit arrested Lusk Monday without incident.
Last week, police arrested Darrell Caldwell Jr., 19, of Fort Worth in connection with the robberies.
The two are suspected of kidnapping a woman and then shooting another woman a few days later.
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Detectives say they believe that Lusk was the shooter and Caldwell the driver of a stolen vehicle in the cases.
Lusk faces charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping.
Caldwell, who was arrested without incident Wednesday at a motel near Alta Mesa Boulevard and Interstate 35W, is expected to be charged with aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon, police said.
Abandoned car leads to arrest
Patrol officers found an abandoned 1999 Nissan Maxima in a field on Feb. 3 that matched the vehicle used in a robbery and kidnapping on Jan. 27, they said. The subsequent investigation led to an arrest warrant for Caldwell. A second man found in the motel room with Caldwell was interviewed by detectives and released.
Caldwell, who is believed to have been the driver of the Maxima during the offenses, refused to talk to detectives, police said.
The first incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 27.
Police said the victim, in her 20s, had just turned north on Campus Drive and saw the robbers’ vehicle — a dark-colored sedan — go past.
The victim had stopped behind the sedan at the next traffic light when a man suddenly got out and approached her vehicle carrying a shotgun.
The man pointed the weapon at her through a window, and then he and another man opened the doors and one of them pushed her out of the driver’s seat. The men, one driving her car, took the woman to another location.
There, the men took the woman’s phone and credit cards before leaving her in her car and fleeing. The woman drove to a relative’s home and called police.
Police believe that at least one of the robbers struck again on Jan. 30, and shot a woman in the 4400 block of California Parkway at an intersection on Hartman Road shortly before 2 a.m. The woman was shot as she drove away.
Police said the woman was hospitalized for her injury. Her daughter was not hurt.
This report contains information from Star-Telegram archives.
Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763