Arlington teen's funeral draws hundreds

Hundreds gathered in Arlington Saturday to remember the life of a young father murdered after school this week.

Carl Wilson, 18, was gunned down at a Kennedale car wash Monday afternoon after supposedly walking away from an argument earlier that day.

The Arlington Martin High School football star's death came as a shock to the many people that called him a friend. His teammates showed up in their uniforms. The 18-year-old also had his own apartment and custody of his 1-year-old son, King. He reportedly planned to play football at Kilgore College next year.

Wilson's funeral was held Saturday at the Lake Arlington Baptist Church for Wilson's funeral. Attendees shared support for one another and stories about the young man who will be missed by many.

"He took what god gave him and utilized it to be the best that he could be then he would striving to do better he was getting ready to go to college so he could make his life better for him and his son," Wilson's friend Jerrion Smith III says. "We just want justice once the person gets what they deserve everything will be ok, more calm and stuff."

Wilson's murder remains unsolved. Kennedale police believe the driver of a black Lincoln Navigator seen leaving the car wash has ties to an Arlington gang.

Police found it abandoned in Grand Prairie and turned it over to DPS for processing. Police have emphasizes Wilson did not have gang ties.

Investigators believe someone at the murder scene may have videotaped some of what happened.

They're asking that if so they share it and help catch the individuals responsible.

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