Two men who were arrested on firearms possession charges earlier this week may have been involved in a shooting on U.S. Highway 190, according to police.
Clint Demetri Jones, 27, of Harker Heights, and Christian Eugene Reddick, 29, of Killeen, were arraigned Tuesday on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, according to court documents.
Both men were arrested by Killeen police Monday in connection with the shooting, which occurred just before noon Monday on U.S. Highway 190.
According to an arrest affidavit, the victim told police that he was driving on U.S. 190 toward Killeen when a man in the passenger seat of a white Cadilliac shot at his vehicle.
Police later saw a vehicle matching the victim’s description pull into a gas station on the corner of South Second Street and Hallmark Avenue.
Two men exited the Cadillac, the affidavit stated.
The driver, identified as Jones, and the passenger, Reddick, were detained. During a search of the vehicle, officers found a brown backpack in the front passenger seat.
The backpack contained a bag of suspected marijuana and a .40-caliber Taurus handgun.
In the back seat, police found a black backpack containing a jar of marijuana, a digital scale and a 9 mm handgun, the affidavit stated.
Both men have prior criminal histories, police said. Jones was convicted of burglary of a habitation in 2007 in Bell County, and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Reddick was convicted on a charge of evading a peace officer in Alemeda County, Calif., in 2010 and sentenced to two years in prison.
Both men were arraigned on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony.
Both men were in Bell County Jail as of Thursday. Reddick’s bail was set at $50,000. Jones’ bail also was set at $50,000.
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