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Belton police: Suspect arrested in July shooting that left one dead

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Nov 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-30 19:19:25-05

The Belton Police Department said the suspect in a July 30 shooting death was arrested on Tuesday.

Deon James Shamburger, 34, was arrested in Oklahoma City, OK, by U.S. Marshals. He is now confined in the Oklahoma County Detention Center and will be extradited back to Texas.

In August, Belton police released the identity of the man wanted in connection with the homicide of 39-year-old Jamel Jones. Police withheld his identity earlier in the investigation.

"Shamburger shot Jones in the torso following an argument between the two men," said Belton police. "Jones died at the scene, and Shamburger fled the area in a car."