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Bystander killed in shooting, suspect arrested in Round Rock

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A 27-year-old suspect has been arrested for the murder of a Killeen woman during a shooting that happened around 11 p.m. Saturday night. The incident took place in the 500 block of Esther Circle in Killeen.

Harry Alvin Parsons was arrested Sunday for the murder of 48-year-old Veronica Denise Avant during a shooting.

According to police, there was an argument between a man and woman. The woman left and then returned a short time later with several people. Witnesses say, Parsons got out of the vehicle and started shooting at the male resident.

Police say Parsons forced his way into the male's apartment and fired several more shots into the residence and fled the scene in a vehicle. After the suspect left, the male resident realized that his mother, Veronica Avant, had been shot.

Avant was pronounced dead at 3:28 a.m. Sunday after she was transported to Carl R. Darnell Army Medical Center. An autopsy has been ordered to be done at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

During the investigation, detectives were able to identify the shooter as Harry Alvin Parsons and he was charged with murder. A Round Rock officer, and a former Killeen officer, arrested Parsons just after 10 p.m. Sunday night.

They found Parsons along side the interstate with a gunshot wound after getting a call about a man sitting alongside the interstate. Police say it looked like he had been dropped of there by a passing motorist.

Parsons is from Newport News, Virginia.

Parson is being held in Williamson County and is waiting to be moved to the Bell County Jail. The case is still under investigation.

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