DENISON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Denison arrested two teenagers on Monday afternoon following a shooting that left a 5-year-old boy dead and his 11-year-old brother critically injured. The shooting happened at about 11:00 p.m. on Sunday in the 1700 block of West Elm Street.
Police are still looking for a third teen, Antonio Prado, Jr, 17, of Sherman. Police are charging him with Capital Murder of a Child Younger than 10 years old.
Police say with information on Prado’s whereabouts to contact the Denison Police Department at 903-465-2422.
Prado also goes by the nickname “Chapo” and he should be considered armed and dangerous.
According to police, someone fired shots into a home at that location. The two boys were inside. Both were struck by gunfire.
Witnesses reported hearing more than seven gunshots.
“It was multiple… multiple… It went on for a long time,” said Reeree Sommers, who thought she was hearing fireworks. “And we just heard the family coming outside crying, asking ‘Who’s doing this?’”
Authorities arrested 18-year-old Ryan Clay and 17-year-old Sabrina Nino, both from Sherman, and charged them with capital murder. Additional details about the shooting are still under investigation. “We don’t know if it was a vehicle that went by or if it was somebody on foot,” Lt. Mike Eppler with the Denison Police Department told KXII in Sherman.
Clay’s mother told CBS11 when she learned her son was involved, she called police to tell them where to find him.
In a Facebook post, Arika Brown wrote, “I made my son stand like a man. He deserves to face the consequences of his part. But I will say this… My son didn’t shoot no kids period!!”
Brown blames Prado for opening fire on the house.
A police report shows all three suspects drove to the home to retaliate against the victims’ older brother who they believe stole a quarter ounce of marijuana.
The younger brother, identified as Kason Powell, died at the hospital. The older boy was transported to a Dallas hospital by air ambulance, departing from the parking lot of a Dollar General store. At last check, the 11-year-old child remained in critical, but stable condition.
The victims are the son and step-son of of Brandon Powell, a football and track coach at Anna High School. The Anna Independent School District issued a statement on Tuesday morning that said, “Coach Powell is a beloved teacher in Anna. We are heartbroken by the tragic events, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”