Third suspect allegedly involved in P.T. Cole Park shooting arrested

Third suspect allegedly involved in P.T. Cole Park shooting arrested

Tyler Police Department:

TYLER (KYTX) - Friday, August 16, 2013, Tyler Police Investigators arrested a third suspect who was involved in the PT Cole Park shooting. 

The suspect is identified as Ke'Avier Jarrod Wilson-Hurd of Tyler.  Wilson-Herd was identified as the shooter who was in P.T. Cole Park and fired numerous rounds at Goldstein and Bendy. 

On Thursday night at 11:47 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Trezevant and N. Grand in reference to a man standing in the roadway waving a gun around. Officers located the subject and weapon and identified him as Ke'Avier Jarrod Wilson-Hurd.  He was placed under arrest for Unlawful Carrying Weapon.

"Man, I ain't kill sister, man," said Ke'Avier Jarrod Wilson-Hurd.

Ke'Avier Jarrod Wilson-Hurd walked out of Smith County Judge Jack Skeen Jr's courtroom Friday afternoon, telling CBS 19, his bullet was not the one that killed "sister," which is the nickname for Briana Young.

While in the courtroom, Ke'Avier, also known as K.J., was respectful to Judge Skeen.

At times, K.J. appeared to shake his head in disbelief of what was happening.


The arrest affidavits take us back to P.T. Cole park on the night of July 30th.

Witnesses told investigators that a white cadillac drove up and parked on Mockingbird Lane.

Witnesses say two men got out of the cadillac, one of the men identified as KJ Wilson-Hurd.

The affidavit states that several witnesses told investigators that KJ approached the gazebo in the park and pulled a pistol out of his pocket, asking if any members of a rival gang were at the park.

While at the park, the witnesses say KJ yelled for some other people, including  Briana Young to come to a picnic table.

The affidavit says KJ and another man noticed a white car had been circling the park. Witnesses say the driver stepped out and started shooting.

"He got out of that car and opened up fire. Pow, pow, pow, pow, pow," one witness told CBS 19.


According to the affidavits, investigators believe Rahkeem Goldstein and Dennis Bendy were in that white car.

The affidavits state Goldstein and Bendy are gang members. Witnesses say Briana Young was running in the area of the gunfire to protect her son.

Witnesses say she was shot, collapsing on her son.


Rahkeem Goldstein has continued to proclaim his innocence.

In his affidavit, it mentions he told a friend that his gun jammed or was on safe, but Dennis Bendy was there shooting as well.

Bendy told investigators that he was at his apartment in South Tyler during the shooting. However, investigators mention in the affidavit that cell phone records show he was in the vicinity of P.T. Cole park at the time of the shooting.

In KJ's arrest affidavit, one section really stands out.

Two days after the shooting, during an interview with investigators, the affidavit states that Briana Young's son said "KJ shot sister and didn't say I'm sorry."

The affidavit also reveals Briana Young was shot in the upper left chest.

Goldstein and Bendy are still in jail on murder charges, each with a $1 million bond.

KJ Wilson-Hurd's bond is set at $1.75 million.

A million dollars for the murder charge, $75,000 for unlawfully carrying a weapon on Thursday night when he was arrested.

Click here to read Ke'Avier Wilson-Hurd's affidavit.

Click here to read Dennis Bendy's affidavit.

Click here to read Rakheem Goldstein's affidavit.


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