Killeen Police Arrest Two Suspects in Shooting on Jasper
Killeen, TX (December 31, 2021): Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit arrest suspects in the shooting on Jasper.
On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at approximately 9:55 a.m., officers with the Killeen Police Department responded to the 900 block of W. Jasper Road in reference to a male who had been shot after several 911 calls were placed. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a 16-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Baylor Scott & White with non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was conducting a business transaction arranged online and was meeting the suspect in the side parking lot of a business on W. Jasper in his vehicle. When the suspect attempted to steal the items, he pulled out a handgun and discharged it at the vehicle; causing the victim to receive a gunshot wound to his face. The suspect, along with two other males who were with the shooter, fled on foot. A search in the area for the suspects was conducted when the Killeen Police Department’s K9 Unit tracked the suspects to a nearby house. Two individuals were located and arrested. They were transported to the Killeen City Jail.
On Thursday, December 30, 2021, the case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging, 19-year-old Eric Lavaughn Bonner Jr. with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The second suspect was released pending investigation.
The victim has since been released from the hospital.
The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the Bell County Constables Office for their assistance with this investigation. Also, the Killeen Police Department would like to remind everyone about our Safe Exchange Zone located at the Killeen Police Department Lobby at 3304 Community Blvd, Killeen TX. The lobby has a police officer assigned 24 hours a day and is a safe place to conduct your online business transactions.
The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or any information about this Aggravated Assault, to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous.
Detectives are actively investigating this shooting and there is no additional information at this time.
Killeen Police Department