A local man was charged with a felony after Killeen police accused him of shooting and wounding an 11-year-old girl while in a drunken stupor.
Audley Burrell, 41, was arraigned Monday by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on a charge of serious bodily injury to a child.
According to an arrest affidavit, Burrell had been drinking in a Killeen apartment for several hours Thursday night when he passed out. He told police he woke up and grabbed his gun but dropped it due to all the drinking he had been doing, causing it to fire.
The girl’s mother, who was in the apartment at the time, said she heard a “popping” sound, then her 11-year-old daughter began to complain that her arm hurt. The mother found two dime-size holes in her daughter’s arm and a hole in the ceiling.
The affidavit stated that the girl suffered a torn tendon in her arm, which would require surgery to repair. Cooke set Burrell’s bond at $100,000
Cooke also arraigned the following on unrelated charges Monday:
Juan Francisco Ortiz-Nieves, 39, on a charge of cruelty to animals. Ortiz-Nieves bail was set at $20,000.
Marcus Vaughn Furr, 27, on a charge of possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds. Furr’s bail was set at $20,000.
Robert Stanley, 37, on a charge of obstruct retaliation. Stanley’s bail was set at $100,000.
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