Dallas News reports:
Dallas police have arrested two people who they say boasted in a Facebook video about shooting someone in post that was published just after the slaying of a 19-year-old man in east Oak Cliff last week.
Hakeem Leprince Griffin-White, 17, and Ashley Ann Coleman, 27, were taken into custody Sunday, police said. Each has been charged with one count of murder and is being held at the Dallas County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.
According to the affidavit, officers lost track of the PT Cruiser but were able to stop the U-Haul and question its driver. That man said he been approached in downtown Dallas around 4 p.m. Thursday by a man and a woman in the PT Cruiser, who offered to pay him to help them move.
Officers continued watching the address where the PT Cruiser had been located and later saw a white sedan pull up. A woman got out, went into the house, then came back out to the car and drove off.
When Duncanville police attempted to stop the car, the passenger jumped out and ran, according to the affidavit. Police questioned the driver, who said that a woman he didn’t know had asked him to drive her to her car — a red PT Cruiser — and her home.
The driver led police to a location where they found a red 2007 PT Cruiser.
Police also located a witness who told them that Coleman said that Griffin-White had shot “that boy” dead.
A video posted on Facebook showed Coleman and Griffin-White holding a gun and talking about shooting someone, the affidavit says. That video has since been deleted.
In Facebook posts Friday, Coleman and Griffin-White both denied having any involvement with the slaying. “I’m far from a murderer,” Coleman wrote, adding a crying emoji.
In a Facebook post just hours before she was booked into the Dallas County Jail, Coleman wrote: “Free me.”
Coleman had posted a photo of the pair, who appear to be in a relationship, on Instagram last week. In the picture, she’s cradling a rifle while Griffin-White, who holds a handgun, embraces her.
“I’m his Bonnie he my Clyde,” the caption reads.
Coleman has been arrested a number of times in Dallas County. In many cases, the charges were dismissed, but in 2010 she pleaded guilty to assault. She has also pleaded guilty to several misdemeanors.
She is being held on a number of warrants from other jurisdictions, mostly for traffic violations.
An aspiring rap artist, Coleman was featured in a number of music videos on YouTube. In one, for a song called “Shots Fired,” she waves a handgun around and points it at another woman.