De'Marcus Kar'del Bronner

De'Marcus Kar'del Bronner, 17, of Killeen

A Killeen teen is facing a murder charge after police said he gunned down a man with a shotgun Saturday night.

Damarcus Kardel Bronner, 17, was arraigned Sunday on a charge of first-degree murder by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

According to an arrest affidavit, Bronner told police that he and another individual were attempting to rob the victim, 35-year-old Jorge Ramirez Jr., when the shooting occurred.

During the confrontation, Ramirez was able to get to his vehicle, and was attempting to drive off when Bronner shot at the vehicle.

Police found Ramirez in his vehicle, which was stopped in the roadway in the 4600 block of Lonesome Dove Dr., suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Hospital, where he later died.

Bronner is currently in Bell County Jail. His bond is set at $1 million.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

(4) comments

Mamma Griz

Book 'em BOTH! They didn't need to do what they did, and neither of them needed to have a gun-- toy or otherwise. Well, I know where these two have their brains-- and it ain't between their two ears. Sorry kids, I hope neither of you see the light of day ever again!




Death penalty should appropriate for this loser!!! [censored]


how does it feel to kill a man for a little bit of money? u murdered my best friend and i hope u never see the light of day u S.O.B[angry]

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