Suspects arrested for shooting near Whataburger on Berry Street


Police investigate the shooting location in front of the Whataburger on 2401 W Berry St. on Jan. 20, 2023. (Katherine Lester/Staff Writer)

By Katherine Lester, Executive Editor

Police arrested two suspects involved in the shooting at the Whataburger on West Berry Street on Friday that left one Paschal High School student dead and another critically injured. 

One suspect, Daniel Reed, 17, has been identified by inmate search records. He was arrested on Saturday for murder of Zechariah Trevino, 17, and the aggravated assault of a 16-year-old girl. 

The other suspect who was arrested was not identified as they are a minor.

Trevino’s mother, Erica Silva, told WFAA-TV that the girl who was injured was Trevino’s cousin. Officials confirmed that both the suspects and victims were Paschal High School students.

Silva took to Facebook to share a tribute for her son.

“Thank you for blessing us with My Baby Boy,” she wrote, thanking God for her son. “Give us peace comfort and compassion as we leave this all in ur hands.”

The University United Methodist Church, across the street from the Whataburger, is holding a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. on Monday for the community. They will have counselors and pastors available for conversations and prayer. 

One teen fatally shot, another critically injured near Whataburger on Berry Street

A shooting on West Berry Street, near Whataburger and Paschal High School, left one Fort Worth Independent School District student dead and another in critical condition.

A 17-year-old male FWISD student died at a local hospital and a 16 year-old female FWISD student was in critical condition, according to an email district officials sent Friday evening to Paschal families.

Email sent to FWISD parents on Friday.

The shooting occurred at 4 p.m. shortly after Paschal dismissed school for the day. Officials said the suspects, who knew the students, drove away in a dark-colored SUV.

One TCU professor said he witnessed the shooting as he was driving east on Berry Street on his way to pick up two of his children from Paschal.

“I heard a loud pop, and my first thought is just a car backfired or something like that,” said Daxton “Chip” Stewart, a professor of journalism. “Then I hear five or six more right in quick succession.”

Stewart said he then saw someone standing up pointing a gun down and shooting in front of the Whataburger.

Instead of turning onto Forest Park Boulevard to enter the pick-up line, he said he drove through the intersection to get away from the area and called 911.

The high school went into lockdown and rescheduled its varsity basketball game that was scheduled to take place Friday.

Stewart said he stayed in a parking lot on the other side of the school and texted his kids to make sure they were okay.

“They said they were fine, and I told them to stay there in place and don’t go because we had no idea where the shooter had gone or what was going on there, and I wasn’t really there to find out,” Stewart said.

In an email sent to all TCU students, staff and faculty, TCU Chief of Police Robert Rangel said that no one affiliated with TCU was involved or injured in the shooting.

“The incident occurred about a half mile from campus and there is no risk to residents on campus or in the area,” said Rangel.

The campus wasn’t placed on lockdown, but Berry Street was blocked off to traffic starting at Forest Park Boulevard. 

No arrests have been made yet, said Fort Worth Chief of Police Neil Noakes in a press interview a few hours after the shooting.

Anyone with information on the crime is encouraged to call the Fort Worth Police Department at 817-392-4222 or use the after-hours number at 817-392-3900 after 5pm and on weekends.