Murder suspects arrested in shooting broadcast on Facebook Live: Report

A Dallas drug deal gone wrong led to a shooting death that is believed to have been captured on Facebook Live.

According to The Dallas News, police took Jacolby Hill and Ashton Hill into custody on Wednesday night in connection to the alleged murder of Jerell Dilworth on Saturday. 

The arrest warrant reportedly cited a witness who told police that Jacolby Hill, 21, and Ashton Hill, 23, confessed to killing Dilworth.

Police told The Dallas News that Dilworth made arrangements to meet the suspects at a smoke shop near Interstate 30 in the 7300 Block of Ferguson Road. According to the warrant obtained by the newspaper, Dilworth entered a white vehicle at that location, and they then drove to White Rock Hills Townhomes just down the road.

A witness reportedly told police the passenger door of the white car moved backward and forward, like someone was trying to get out. Next, the witness reported hearing two gunshots, and a body identified as Dilworth fell from the Buick, which then sped away from the scene.

Dilworth’s body was reportedly discovered with a gunshot wound to the back of his head.

There have also been reports the shooting was broadcast on Facebook Live, but police have not confirmed this.

A Crime Stoppers group in North Texas reportedly received a tip from a caller who provided Jacolby Hill’s phone number and claimed the suspects were hiding a white Buick because it allegedly had bloodstains inside it.

The suspects are each being held on $500,000 bail. It is not known if they are related. 


Photo: Dallas County Sheriff’s Office (Jacolby Hill/Ashton Hill)