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Two women, 15-year-old arrested, charged with murder after man killed during robbery

Posted at 3:32 PM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 18:41:12-04

KILLEEN, TX — Two women and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested after a 24-year-old man was shot and killed during a robbery.

On Sunday, June 14, 2020, at approximately 1:59 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Evergreen Drive in reference to a 911 call about shots fired.

When officers arrived, they located a man lying at the intersection of Florence Road and Evergreen Drive with a gunshot wound and not breathing.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the victim deceased at 2:52 am on-scene and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences in Dallas.

The victim was later identified as 24-year-old Shareef Raekwon Ali-Barnett.

An investigation revealed 24-year-old Breez Breann Collier of Harker Heights and 18-year-old Jessica Helen Hampton of Killeen agreed to meet with Ali-Barnett on the night of the murder.

KPD says both Collier and Hampton planned and worked together to rob the victim. During the commission of that robbery, Ali-Barnett was shot and killed.

Police say forensic evidence and surveillance video corroborated witness statements of the crime.

Collier and Hampton were arrested by members of the United States Marshals - Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in the 1000 block of Central Texas Expressway in Killeen on outstanding warrants and possession of a controlled substance.

On June 21, the Bell County Attorney's Office reviewed the case and complaints were returned charging Collier and Hampton with murder. Both were arraigned by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin, who set their bond and $1,000,000. As of publication, both are in custody in the Bell County Jail.

On June 23, the Bell County Attorney's Office issued a directive to apprehend a 15-year-old boy. He has been charged with capital murder.

The juvenile was taken into custody and is currently in the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center.

KPD says the case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.