Ark. brother, sister arrested for East Texas teenager’s murder after street fight

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UPDATE (KETK, 10:50 A.M) – Texarkana Police have taken a brother and sister from Arkansas into custody on murder charges from the shooting of a teenage boy following a street fight.

According to Texarkana police, Demarious Taylor, 20, of Ashdown and his sister, Bosnia Taylor, 21, were taken into custody for the shooting. Both are from Arkansas.

16-year-old Notorious Crabtree was found dead from a gunshot wound to the chest at the intersection of Westlawn Drive and Meadowbrook Lane in Texarkana, Texas.

Investigators learned that an altercation occurred between Bosnia Taylor and another woman in Texarkana, Arkansas, earlier Tuesday night. Bosnia Taylor then sent messages on social media saying that she wanted to fight again.

Shortly after, she arrived on Meadowbrook with seven other people, including Demarious Taylor. Witnesses said that a fight ensued between the two groups and, at some point, Bosnia Taylor allegedly told Demarious Taylor to “shoot him”.

Demarious Taylor then reportedly pulled out a pistol and fired at Crabtree, striking him once in the chest. The group fled the scene in their two vehicles.

Both have been booked into the Bi-State Jail on a $1 million bond.

Police ask that if you have information about the shooting and have not already been interviewed to contact them at 903-798-3116.


TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy Tuesday night in Texarkana, Texas.

The call came in at 9:30 p.m. When officers arrived at the intersection of Westlawn Dr. and Meadowbrook Ln., they said they found the victim, Nytorious Crabtree, lying in the middle of the road. He’d been shot once in the chest.

Police said Lifenet arrived on the scene, but Crabtree was pronounced dead at that time. Officer Shawn Vaughn said investigators do know that the crime stemmed from a fight, arranged over social media, that occurred in Arkansas earlier in the day.

“The fight apparently continued over here, two carloads of individuals, young people, came over here and there was a fight here in the street,” said Vaughn. It’s not clear if the victim was actually involved in the fight.

Vaughn said the social media post made earlier in the day arranged for a fight between some females. It’s not clear exactly who showed up in Texarkana on Tuesday night, but Vaughn said, they were somehow involved in that situation in some way. 

Police said they’re still interviewing witnesses. No arrests have been made. 

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