Second Suspect Arrested and Charged in Homicide Investigation
By Michael Chitty
Posted on October 08, 2020, October 08, 2020

On September 30, 2020, the Arlington Police Department was issued a warrant for the arrest of 22-year-old David Paul Jones in connection to the May 2020 shooting death of Robert Cooley III.

The U.S. Marshals Service located Jones in the Houston area and took him into custody on October 3. He has been charged with one count of Murder and is currently being held at the Harris County Jail while awaiting extradition to Tarrant County. Jones’ booking photo and arrest warrant affidavit have been attached to this updated release. 

Jones is the second suspect charged with Murder in connection to Cooley’s death. 22-year-old Kendell Jerrell Morris was arrested earlier this year and charged in the case. 


On Monday, May 4, 2020 in the afternoon, the Arlington Police Department was notified that the suspect in this homicide was detained in Madisonville, Texas. Kendell Jerrell Morris, a 22-year old male, was taken into custody on one charge of Murder and remains in the Madison County Jail while awaiting extradition to Tarrant County. The arrest warrant affidavit has been attached to this updated release.


On Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9:18 a.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to a shooting call in the 300 block of Bardin Greene Drive. Officers arrived on scene and found a man with an apparent gunshot wound lying in the parking lot of the apartment complex. There are several witnesses to be interviewed to determine what happened. Investigators believe the suspect or suspects fled the scene prior to officers arriving. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Detectives are working to determine the motive and identify those involved.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Julia Hall at 817-459-5325. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been identified. 

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