Two men who are accused of murdering a Carter High School football player just hours after his graduation have been indicted.
Jeremiah Robinson, 17, and Courtney Wright, 26, were both arrested on murder charges after a May drive-by that left 18-year-old Ledajrick “LD” Rajae Cox dead and two others wounded. They were indicted Tuesday.
Robinson is accused of pulling the trigger.
Hours before his death, Cox had graduated from Carter High School, where he ran track and was a wide receiver on the football team. He had signed a letter of intent to play football at Navarro College in Corsicana.
The shooting took place around 1:40 a.m. May 28 in the 3300 block of West Walnut Hill Lane near Belt Line Road.
Police say Cox was with friends at 7-Eleven when an argument broke out after Wright made comments to a woman who was with Cox.
The argument seemed to have been resolved when Cox went to the car Wright was in and shook hands with him. But after Cox and his friends left, the car followed.
Robinson is accused of firing multiple shots at Cox’s car before fleeing.
Wright has a lengthy criminal record in Dallas County, including convictions for assault, vehicular burglary, evading arrest and drug possession.
After being found with a shotgun, Wright was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, court records say. He was released from the Dallas County jail on May 11, just two weeks before Cox’s slaying.
The two remain in Dallas County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and murder.