A 22-year-old man was charged with murder stemming from a Killeen shooting earlier this week, police said Thursday.
Jovino Jamel Roy was charged with murder by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday, according to the Killeen Police Department. Roy was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, who set his bond at $1 million.
Roy is now in the Bell County Jail, police said.
Roy is accused of killing Michael Steven Wardrobe, 22, who was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters at 11:22 p.m. Monday at the scene of the shooting on Dustin Court in west Killeen, according to a news release from the police department.
Officers with the police department were sent to the 3700 block of Dustin Court around 10:55 p.m. in reference to a shooting victim.
Police found an unresponsive male, identified as Wardrobe, lying in the front of a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and neck, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police investigating found 10 shell casings in the area. Police said all were .40 caliber Federal Smith & Wesson shells.
Around 10:55 p.m., police said Roy called 911, “and reported that there was an accident and that he shot his friend,” the affidavit said.
Roy gave police the location of the shooting and his location. Police saw him in his car with a handgun in the vehicle. Roy was the only person in the vehicle, police said.
The handgun was later determined to be a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson SD40VE. Police observed two rounds in the magazine, and they matched the color and make of those at the crime scene.
A woman had been at the residence on Dustin Court with Wardrobe. After leaving the residence, she said Roy called her and told her that he shot Wardrobe, according to the affidavit.
Roy told police he got into a physical altercation with Wardrobe, and Roy said he pulled his gun and shot Wardrobe multiple times, according to the affidavit.
The medical examiner in Dallas said she saw five gunshot wounds to Wardrobe, including one to the back of the head, the affidavit said.
The death marked the 11th criminal homicide in Killeen this year.
There were 16 homicides in Killeen in all of 2019, and seven in 2018.