COMMERCE, Texas — A second suspect was arrested early Friday morning in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old Waxahachie resident.
US Marshals agents arrested 19-year-old Lancaster resident Trevis LaDavion Baudoin at 1:30 a.m. Friday in Commerce, confirmed Waxahachie Police Lt. Todd Woodruff. Waxahachie Police detectives departed for Commerce early Friday morning to join the investigation.
Baudoin was wanted in conjunction with a Tuesday shooting in Waxahachie that took the life of Gabriel Richie. Woodruff state investigators believe Richie was the victim of an armed robbery that occurred in the 200 block of Cambridge St., roughly four blocks north of Shackelford Elementary on Butcher Road in Waxahachie
Jude Shawn Vaughn Jr, 20, of Red Oak, was taken into custody for his role in the murder on Thursday. He was charged with capital murder.
“A neighbor approached officers and reported hearing what sounded like a firecracker at about 6:10 p.m. The neighbor then observed the victim get out of a dark-colored car and run inside his home," Woodruff previously told the Daily Light.
Detectives believe Richie collapsed once he got inside the house. He was found by an acquaintance who was asked to go check on him around 9:20 p.m. after Richie’s mother had grown concerned when she could not reach him.
Ellis County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Jackie Miller Jr was called out to the residence and pronounced Richie dead at 10:54 p.m. Miller ordered the body taken to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office for a full autopsy.
"We appreciate the help of Cedar Hill Police and Red Oak Police during this phase of the investigation," Woodruff added.
According to court documents, Vaughn pleaded guilty to a felony charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals (torture) in the 40th District Court of Ellis County on Aug. 4, 2016. He was fined $1,000, forced to pay $1,099 in court costs and sentenced to three years of community supervision. The charges stemmed from an incident where Vaughn and an acquaintance killed a cat or cats with a brick.
He was arrested by Glenn Heights Police on December 2, 2016 for sexual assault. Final pretrial is scheduled for Dec. 2 in the 40th District Court of Ellis County.
This is a developing story.