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.
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