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Killeen police: Man fired handgun into air

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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:30 am

A 45-year-old man was arraigned on a felony charge after he pointed a gun at a man and then shot it into the air.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Sammy Lee Washington Jr. on Sunday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police were dispatched to the intersection of Carlisle Street and Terrace Avenue in Killeen in reference to shots fired about 9 a.m. Saturday, according to an arrest affidavit.

The caller said Washington was carrying a gun and threatening him.

When officers later spoke with the caller, he said Washington confronted him at work after the two had a dispute about money.

When the caller, another man and Washington met in the 1400 block of Estelle Avenue in Killeen on Saturday, they got into another argument at which point Washington pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the caller.

After deflecting the gun, Washington fired a shot into the air, according to an arrest affidavit.

After locating Washington, officers searched the residence where the altercation took place and found a handgun in the backyard. Cooke set Washington’s bond at $100,000.

Cooke also arraigned:

Jaimie Joan Coats, 39, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, but less than 200 grams. Coats’ bond was set at $50,000.

Derrick Leanear Gilbert, 26, on a charge of burglary of a building. Gilbert’s bond was set at $50,000.

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