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Tyler man jailed in fatal shooting; more arrests expected

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Rakheem Goldstein (Source: Tyler Police Department) Rakheem Goldstein (Source: Tyler Police Department)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

One man is behind bars and more arrests could be on the way in the shooting death of a Tyler mother. Monday, police say 20-year-old Rakheem Goldstein turned himself in at the Smith County Sheriff's Office.

An arrest warrant was issued for Goldstein last week when authorities identified him as a suspect in the shooting at P.T. Cole Park in north Tyler. However, the investigation into this case is not over, and the community is just getting started with some probing of their own. 

Monday evening, Tyler residents met at Greater New Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church to focus on getting the community back on track.

"Tonight's summit is not a time for finger pointing," says Reverend Jerome Milton.

Milton says Monday night is about motivating churches and neighborhoods to do something that will stop the pattern of violence

"The time has come that we have to be more proactive than reactive," Milton says.

What spurred community leaders to take action was the shooting death of Briana Raquel Young. Police say, two weeks ago Young was killed in the crossfire of suspected gang activity when she was with her 3-year-old son at the park.

Monday, 20-year-old Rahkeem Goldstein turned himself in to the Smith County Sheriff's office. He was then taken to the Tyler Police Department for questioning. Police say when Goldstein turned himself in, he had his family by his side. 

Police say they don't know if he knew Briana. Police still believe the shooting was a gang-related crime and have identified Goldstein as a gang member.

"We must hold ourselves accountable to what we can control--- if I control my house and you control your house, now we control the neighborhood," he says.

Milton says there are plenty of good-hearted people in East Texas and that focusing on the youth will plant roots for a better future.

"I'm not suggesting that the 16, 17 and 18-year-olds that are doing these criminal acts... that we don't nurture them and mentor them, but if we keep concentrating on them and think that the 3, 4, and 5-year-old are going to be alright... we're going to end up in the vicious cycle that we're in," Milton says.

According to Smith County Judicial Records, Goldstein has had several drug charges for possession of marijuana and in March of this year was charged for theft.

According to his Facebook page, Goldstein is a 2012 graduate of John Tyler High School. He was arrested in November 2012 for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. He was also arrested in March for theft and possession of a controlled substance.

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