UPDATE: Killeen shooting suspect identified

KILLEEN, Texas - The suspect in a Killeen shooting on Franz Drive and Culp Avenue has been identified.

After the Bell County District Attorney's Office reviewed this case on Thursday, a complaint was returned charging 31-year-old Jason Ricardo Baez with Murder. 

Baez was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown on Friday, and she set his bond at $100,000. He has been transported to the Bell County Jail. 

Killeen Police were dispatched to the intersection of Franz Drive and Culp Avenue on Wednesday in reference to a 911 call about shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a man lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Officers immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspect were involved in a verbal dispute which led to the shooting. 

Witnesses told officers the suspect fled the area in a gray two-door sedan at a high rate of speed. Officers located the suspect vehicle traveling eastbound on Rancier Avenue and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver refused and a pursuit ensued. 

The suspect driver led officers on a short chase, coming to a stop near the intersection of Rancier Avenue and Shims Boulevard. Officers proceeded to apprehend the 31-year-old suspect without incident. 

The 32-year-old male victim was identified as Lamar Marcell Roberson of Killeen, who succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown. 

An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences in Dallas.

For more information, you can read the previous story here.

Source: Killeen Police Department

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