Killeen Police Identify Suspect in Andover Shooting

On Friday, December 27, 2019, at approximately 12:25 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Botanical Drive in reference to a shots fired call.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 30 year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was airlifted to Baylor Scott and White in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were in a verbal altercation when shots were fired.  Witnesses told officers that the suspect fled on foot towards Andover Drive and barricaded himself inside a residence.  Patrol officers evacuated nearby residences and setup a perimeter.  The Tactical Response Unit was deployed and several commands were made for the suspect to exit the residence.  At approximately 2:41 p.m., members of the SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team cleared the residence and did not locate the suspect.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, were able to identify the suspect involved in this case. On Friday, December 27, 2019, the Bell County District Attorneys’ Office reviewed this case and returned a complaint charging 27 year-old Jeffrie Sterling Lane Jr. with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

On Saturday, December 28, 2019, detectives received information that the suspect was in the Austin area.  At approximately 12:30 p.m., detectives with the United States Marshals Service located and apprehended Lane.  He was transported to the Killeen City Jail.

We would like to thank the United States Marshals Service-Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Waco and Austin Divisions for their assistance in apprehending the suspect.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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