3 youths in custody, another at large after fatal shooting of woman at Duncanville apartment

Cornelius Lydell Broadway and Jeromey Lemar Young Jr., both 17, and a juvenile female have been arrested on capital murder charges.

Three youths are in custody and a fourth suspect remains at large in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman at a Duncanville apartment complex two months ago, police say.

Cornelius Lydell Broadway (left), Jeromey Lemar Young Jr.
Cornelius Lydell Broadway (left), Jeromey Lemar Young Jr.(Dallas County Sheriff's Department)

Aaija Smoker, 18, was found dead the morning of Oct. 5 in an apartment in the 200 block of East U.S. Highway 67.

Last week, authorities obtained capital murder warrants for Cornelius Lydell Broadway, 17, of DeSoto and Jeromey Lemar Young Jr., 17, of Dallas in connection with the slaying.

Broadway was already being held at the Dallas County jail on unrelated charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest. He remained in custody Monday, with bail set at $575,000.

Duncanville police arrested Young on Wednesday. He was being held Monday at the Dallas County jail on one count of capital murder, with bail set at $500,000.

Police also took a juvenile female into custody Saturday on a capital murder charge. Her name was not released because of her age, and she remains in juvenile detention.

Authorities have obtained a capital murder warrant for a fourth suspect, a juvenile, who is still at large.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Bert Pudgurney at 972-780-4911.

Tom Steele, Breaking News Producer. Tom has covered breaking news for The Dallas Morning News since 2016. He has worked in a number of other capacities for The News since 2007, and he was previously a copy editor at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. He has degrees in journalism and economics from Lehigh University. tomsteele
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