• October 21, 2014

Killeen police: Suspect used shotgun to kill man

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 11:45 pm

A 17-year-old boy is facing a murder charge after police said he used a shotgun to gun down a man Saturday night.

Da’Marcus Kar’del Bronner was arraigned Sunday on a charge of first-degree murder by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

According to an arrest affidavit, Killeen police responded to a report of a man with a gun in the 3400 block of Stan Schlueter Loop at 9:46 p.m. Saturday.

An officer arrived in the area and saw a silver Honda Accord with no lights stopped in the roadway in the 4600 block of Lonesome Dove Drive. The officer saw a man, later identified as 35-year Jorge Ramirez Jr., slumped over in the driver’s seat.

Ramirez had gunshot wounds to his upper body, the affidavit stated. He was transported to Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, where he later died.

Police found a shotgun behind a business on Stan Schlueter Loop and found Bronner as he was leaving a nearby residence where a witness had seen him jump a fence.

Bronner told police he and another person agreed to rob “a person who had been selling phones.”

He initially carried a BB gun, Bronner said, and the other person, identified in the affidavit as “Trub,” had the shotgun. Bronner said “Trub” handed him the shotgun and began to fight with Ramirez. During the confrontation, Ramirez was able to get to his vehicle and was attempting to drive off when Bronner shot at the vehicle, the affidavit stated.

As of Monday afternoon, Bronner was in Bell County Jail. His bail was set at $1 million.

Saturday night’s shooting was the fifth homicide in Killeen this year. Data from the Killeen Police Department showed the city had six homicides in 2013.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Featured Events