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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 4:30 am

Killeen police arrested a 20-year-old man they said shot a man in the head during an attempted robbery on Hitchrock Drive.

Police charged Kevin Donnell Williams Jr. with aggravated robbery. Investigators believe Williams shot a man in the head on Aug. 6 as the man walked down the neighborhood street with a woman.

The attempted robbery occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 6 in the 3800 block of Hitchrock Drive. As a man and woman walked down the street, the suspect — wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face — approached while riding a bicycle, an affidavit stated.

The suspect demanded they empty their pockets of all valuables. The man replied that he had nothing.

The suspect shot the man in the head and fled, the affidavit stated. When police arrived, they found a man lying in the street in a large pool of blood.

Police connected Williams to the crime after viewing surveillance footage of a home on the same street where a man riding a bike and wearing similar clothes could be seen entering a home in the 4200 block of Hitchrock near the time of the shooting.

On Aug. 27, police obtained a warrant to search the home and found five people inside, including Williams, the affidavit stated.

In one of the bedrooms, police found a red hooded sweatshirt, a bandana and a revolver.

One of the occupants of the home told investigators Williams told him he had shot someone on the night of the incident. He had witnessed Williams leave the residence with a bandana placed over the lower portion of his face and a red hooded sweatshirt and ride off on a bicycle, the affidavit stated.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Williams, setting his bond at $100,000.

Two days after police charged Kevin Williams, they arrested a man found at the same residence on Hitchrock Drive on a charge of felony drug possession.

Malcolm Jamar Williams, 25, had left the windows down and door to his car ajar as it was parked in front of the home. Police approached the car after observing loud music blaring from the vehicle around 3 a.m.

Inside the car, they found a portion of suspected cocaine on top of a CD case.

As police inspected the car, Malcolm Williams exited the home and then quickly went back inside. He soon re-emerged and surrendered to police. He is being held on $20,000 bond.

Cooke also arraigned the following on unrelated charges:

Briana Shaunte Burke, 24, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Burke’s bond was set at $100,000.

John Paul Jr., 43, on a charge of possession of cocaine, more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams. Paul’s bond was set at $30,000.

Samuel Cirrus Brown III, 32, on a charge of possession of MDMA (ecstasy), 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams. Brown’s bond was set at $30,000.

Renaldo Nehemiah Gooding, 32, on a charge of possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds. Gooding’s bond was set at $20,000.

Justin Smith-Washington, 28, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram. Smith-Washington’s bond was set at $20,000.

Richard Thomas Morgan, 31, on a charge of evading arrest in a motor vehicle. Morgan’s bond was set at $20,000.

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