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3 Arrested, Charged In Fatal Fort Worth Drive-By Shooting

By Susy Solis, CBS 11 News
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delarosa and sessums 3 Arrested, Charged In Fatal Fort Worth Drive By Shooting

Joseph Sessums, right, and Jose DeLaRosa were charged with capital murder for a drive-by shooting. Gabriel Cerda was also charged but is not pictured. (Credit: City of Mansfield)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Police have arrested three men in connection with a drive-by shooting along Interstate 35W in Fort Worth that left a young couple dead.

On Thursday, the Fort Worth Police Department’s fugitive division arrested Gabriel Cerda, 20, Joe Sessums, 22, and Jose De La Rosa, 21, for that shooting. All three were charged with capital murder and remain in jail on $1 million bond each.

On May 20, a driver pulled up next to a white Toyota and opened fired, shooting at least 11 rounds into the vehicle.

The driver of the white vehicle, Fabian Guerrero, 21, and his passenger and girlfriend, Diane Guerra, 22, died at the scene. Two backseat passengers were injured but survived. A fifth passenger was not hurt.

After the shooting, Guerrero’s vehicle veered off the main road, hit a concrete barrier and rolled down an embankment. The suspects fled and had been at large for just over a month.

Martha Perez, the mother of Fabian Guerrero, said she has spent many sleepless nights wondering who murdered her son.

CBS 11 witnessed the phone call Perez received from Fort Worth Police detectives confirming that 3 suspects in her son’s murder had been arrested.

Perez was happy with the news, then broke down.

“Why did they have to do it?” she said through tears.

Police told Perez the three suspects confessed.

“I said, ‘Thank you God! Thank you God in Jesus’ name!” she said.

A piece of her son still lives on in her eight month old grandson, but the pain she feels for the loss still hurts her deeply.

“He looks just like him, with that smile and that dimple and I hope those boys know what they did leaving that baby without a daddy,” she said.

A motive in the shooting is still unclear.

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