Killeen police Tuesday detained a teenager they have named as the prime suspect in a shooting last week that left one man dead and two injured.

Police arrested 17-year-old Terry Grant Scott about 1 p.m. Tuesday after a traffic stop. Authorities charged Scott with murder with a deadly weapon in connection with the death of 25-year-old Spc. Austin James Sampson of Fort Hood.

Police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said police had obtained information that led them to believe Scott shot three men Jan. 2 as they sat in a car parked in front of a convenience store on South Fort Hood Street.

Sampson died Friday after being in critical condition at Scott & White Hospital for two days. Police issued a warrant for Scott’s arrest Saturday.

During the investigation, police received information that led them to believe they knew where Scott had been staying.

They arrested him after pulling his car over in the area of Metropolitan Drive and Trimmier Road.

Scott has yet to be arraigned or have his bail set. He remained in Killeen City Jail in lieu of bail Tuesday night, according to a press release.

An arrest affidavit made public Tuesday stated that the two victims who survived the shooting identified Scott, who is also known as “Red,” as the shooter when shown a photo lineup, the affidavit stated.

Sampson’s death marks the first homicide of 2013. He was assigned to Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553

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Yes, there are plenty of bad men that join the army just like the one that shot up Fort Hood. Since you don't know him, then time will tell whether or not they have the right person. I am sure that there is more than one black male in Killeen with dreads. What about motive (they have none), where is the gun, where is the car, also there are haters everywhere and some people are so desperate for money that they will lie to get it. Yes, wolves hide in sheep's clothing and so what if civilians called in (if that is true), they lie too. I can't wait for KPD to be embarrassed for picking up the wrong suspect. As I said before, it just doesn't add up....


He was picked by both victims..Also was turned in by tips of other civilians...and if he is innocent then he will have a chance to prove it in court. You claim he was a good kid? I don't know him but sometimes wolves hide in Sheeps clothing. And so what if he was on his way to recruiters? You don't think bad people join the army? If the kid was that good and had a clean record then there would be no reason for his name to even come up with any involvement but it did and it is what it is


This Guy was picked from a line up by 2 individuals at seperate times and they knew his nickname. If he is innocent he better have a rock solid alibi.

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I simply cannot believe this arrest. The is a good young man and I don't believe that there is any way that Terry committed this crime. He has never been in any kind of trouble except maybe a fight in school as a youngster. At the time of his arrest he was going to see the recruiter about going into the service. This is a travesty and how many young black men with dreads are in Killeen??? Come on now, where is the proof of him being guilty and why is his name and picture plastered on the news? He also has a relative that stated that at the time this crime was committed, he was there with them the entire day. Something is just not right about this accusation made on this kid. He graduated high school at the age of 16 and he is not a bad kid at all. I am hoping that Civil rights leaders or the NAACP will look into this. It just doesn't add up!!

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