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20-year-old arrested in connection with shooting that left person injured

Chanon Jaross Lacewell
Posted at 5:41 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 18:41:06-05

KILLEEN, TX — A 20-year-old has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Killeen store that left a person injured, according to the Killeen Police Department.

Around 12:38 p.m. on January 23, officers were dispatched to the Buddy's Neighborhood Store, located at 3000 Old FM 44, regarding a shooting incident.

When officers arrived, they located several shell casings, but no victims or suspects were on scene. A short time later, officers were advised that a victim, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg, arrived at Advent Health Hospital, along with a vehicle that had damage consistent with a bullet hole.

The victim has since been released from the hospital.

Through an investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect and locate his vehicle. Killeen PD identified the shooter as 20-year-old Chanon Jaross Lacewell.

On January 24, the case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney's Office. A complaint was returned charging Lacewell with aggravated assault bodily injury with a deadly weapon.

An arrest warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. Lacewell's bond was set at $200,000.

On January 25, Lacewell was located and taken into custody by Killeen PD detectives as well as agents of the Marshals Service-Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.