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Two more suspects in July 30 shooting surrender to authorities

By ErinPradia
Aug. 6, 2011 at 3:06 a.m.


Case background

Six suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Daniel Davila, 24, of Victoria, on July 30. Witnesses near Ash and Goldman streets said they heard gunfire about 3 a.m. that morning. Police discovered Davila's body in the 900 block of Goldman Street, near his home on Ash Street.

On July 31, Victoria police arrested Marcellus Brown, 20, of Victoria. Authorities on Friday arrested Jefferson Hill, 17; Jasmine Nicole Norman, 17; and Kia Brieanne Johnson, 30.

On Saturday, Joshua DeWright McClure, 19, and his sister, Erica Nicole McClure, 25, surrendered after police said they were charged in the case.

All six have been charged with murder, two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity and two counts of deadly conduct. Brown's bond has been set at $100,000. Each of the remaining suspects has a bond of $150,000.

All remained in the Victoria County jail Saturday night.

Jefferson Hill took part in Victoria East's intrasquad football scrimmage on Friday morning.

Later that day, he and five others were in Victoria County jail, facing murder charges.

Hill, 17, Jasmine Nicole Norman, 17, and Kia Brieanne Johnson, 30, all of Victoria, were arrested Friday in connection with the death of Daniel Davila, 24, in the early morning hours of July 30.

Police discovered Davila's body in the 900 block of Goldman Street, near his home on Ash Street.

On Saturday, Joshua DeWright McClure, 19, of Victoria, a teammate of Hill's on the East football team last season, and his sister Erica Nicole McClure, 25, surrendered to police. Marcellus Brown, 20, of Victoria, was arrested July 31.

Hill played on the defensive line for the Titans last year and was scheduled to start at outside linebacker this season.

Victoria East head football coach Mickey Finley said he didn't learn of Hill's arrest until he received a text message from his wife, Patty, and read the story on the Advocate's website.

Finley said he noticed McClure's picture, but wasn't aware Hill had been arrested until he saw his name and age in the story.

"I was shocked," Finley said. "We were all kind of stunned after reading about it."

Finley said Hill was at practice the entire week and was performing well.

"He didn't act any different at practice," Finley said. "The whole thing makes you sick."

Josh McClure transferred to East from Denton before his senior season and was a unanimous choice as the receiver of the year on the All-District 30-4A team last season.

Finley said McClure had been working out at the school during the summer.

"I don't know what's happened," Finley said. He has not seen his players since they left school Friday and isn't expected to see them until Monday's practice.

He declined to comment about Hill's status with the team, but said, "I think he has much bigger problems to worry about."

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