Business transaction leads to Killeen shooting

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Detectives with the Killeen Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit have arrested two suspects in a shooting which started from an online business transaction.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department responded to the 900 block of W. Jasper Road Wednesday night in reference to a man who was shot after several 9-1-1 calls were placed. When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Baylor Scott & White with non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed 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 Road 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 men who were with the shooter, fled on foot. A search in the area for the suspects was conducted when the Killeen Police Department’s K-9 Unit tracked the suspects to a nearby house. Two individuals were found, arrested and transported to the Killeen City Jail.