Killeen Police Identifies Suspect and Victim in Gus Drive Shooting

Detectives investigating the shooting death on Gus Dr., had the case reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office on Sunday, April 27, 2014. They issued a complaint charging 17 year old De’Marcus Kar’del Bronner, of Killeen, with Murder.   Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke set his bond at $1,000,000; he will be transferred to the Bell County Jail later today.

Da'Marcus Kar'Del Bronner

De’Marcus Kar’Del Bronner

The victim has been identified as 35 year old Jorge Ramirez Jr. of Killeen.

Officers responded to a report of a man with a gun in the 3400 block of Stan Schlueter Loop on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:46pm. The caller advised the man was wearing all black and was possibly armed with a shotgun. An officer arrived in the area and located a silver Honda Accord with no lights, stopped in the roadway in the 4600 block of Lonesome Dove Dr.   The officer saw a male in the driver’s seat slumped over and suffering from a gunshot wound and the back driver’s side window shattered. The officers began CPR, continuing until paramedics arrived and transported the victim to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The victim died at the hospital and Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensice Sciences in Dallas.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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