Funeral Today For Dallas 9-Year-Old Killed In Gang Shooting

Susan Darwin
August 23, 2019 - 8:29 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - As Dallas continues to try and get a handle on rising violent crime in the city, the community will say it's goodbyes to a little  girl gunned down inside her home. 

The funeral for 9-year-old Brandoniya Bennett is set for 11:00 a.m. Friday at New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church . 

She was killed last week at her apartment in what police describe as a gang related killing. 

Investigators say the shooter was looking for someone at the East Dallas apartment complex where the shooting happened but fired into the wrong apartment. 

19-year-old Tyrese Simmons is charged with capital murder for the killing and remain behind bars. 

His bail is set at $500,000.