DALLAS - Two Dallas men were arrested and charged in the shooting death of a man who refused to give them a ride early Sunday morning, read a statement released Friday morning by the Dallas Police Department.
Kendrick Mathis, 18, and Kevon Brown, 19, were charged with capital murder. Mathis was also charged in a similar shooting that left a 7-Eleven clerk dead less than 24 hours after the first deadly incident.
According to the statement, witnesses said they saw the two men, along with two others, approach David Houston, 18, as he parked his car to drop off a friend early Sunday morning at the Estell Village Apartments in the 5900 block of Highland Hill Dr. The witnesses told police the men surrounded Houston's vehicle and shots were fired after Houston refused to drive the men to the Ledbetter Station.
Fatally wounded, Houston drove from the scene and crashed into a nearby residence.
According to police, Mathis confessed to also being involved in another deadly shooting that took place later that evening. In that incident, Mathis, along with two other men and a teen, approached 7-Eleven clerk Isaac Bugyendu as he was leaving work and asked for a ride.
Police said Mathis told them Devontae Webb, 17, fatally shot Bugyendu as they exited the car after the clerk drove them to Montana Avenue. However, two of the other men involved in the crime, 21-year-old Actavione Buckley and 18-year-old Deon White, told police Mathis shot the clerk after he refused to cooperate during and attempted robbery, police said.
All four men were charged with capital murder.