KETR Local
3:12 pm
Thu April 23, 2009

Man arrested in shooting death of A&M-Commerce student

Commerce – Morris County authorities have arrested the man they believed shot and killed a Texas A&M University-Commerce student outside a club near Daingerfield nearly two weeks ago.

23-year-old Deunjerelle (Dee-uhn-Jair-el) Lester Jackson, of Pittsburg, was arrested last Friday and charged with one count of murder in connection to the death of Christopher Rashad Moore. In addition to the murder charge, Jackson is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Moore died early Easter Sunday after being taken to a Titus County hospital with gunshot injuries. Three other individuals suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Morris County Sheriff Jack Martin tells KETR more arrests are possible.

As of Thursday, Jackson remained in the Morris County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond on the murder charge, and $500,000 for each count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

At around 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, April 12, authorities received a call of a shooting at Katdaddy's Club where a reported party had been held. According to Sheriff Martin, a fight broke out then shots were fired.

According to Martin, the three who sustained non life-threatening injuries were considering innocent bystanders. Martin says officials are working to determine the connection, if any, between Moore and Jackson.

"I can't say he was involved in the fight, but evidently there was something between this guy [Moore] and the guy we have in jail [Jackson]," says Martin.

"There was some type of argument or something and that's what we're trying to get confirmed."

The 20-year-old Moore was an accounting major at A&M-Commerce. He's a 2006 graduate of De Soto High School. His twin brother, Christian, is also a student at the university and was with Christopher the night of the shooting.