Killeen resident Horace Clarence Young Jr., 55, killed his brother after an argument Thursday, according to police.

Authorities charged Young with murder Friday for the Thursday night death of his brother, 51-year-old Clifton Young, outside a home in the 1600 block of Linda Lane in Killeen.

Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Horace Young Jr. on Friday, setting his bond at $1 million. Police arrested Young at the scene of the shooting, which was reported at 7:14 p.m. Thursday. When police arrived, Horace Young Jr. told police he wanted to tell his side of the story. He told police he shot his brother with a handgun after his brother charged him, according to an arrest affidavit.

Their mother was outside when the shooting occurred. She told police she heard the argument and came out to try to break up a scuffle. At some point she inadvertently was pushed to the ground. She heard a shot and then heard Horace Young Jr. say, “I shot him, I shot him,” the affidavit stated. A next-door neighbor told police he heard the argument followed by a gunshot. Horace Young Jr. came to his front door and handed him the handgun used in the shooting, the affidavit stated.

Clifton Young died less than an hour after the argument at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

Potvin also arraigned the following on unrelated charges:

Juan Pena Jr., 56, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram. Pena’s bond was set at $20,000.

Sara Melissa Coufal, 29, on a charge of driving intoxicated with a child passenger. Coufal’s bond was set at $20,000.

Amanda Lynn Flateland, 33, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553. Follow him on Twitter at KDHcrime.

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