19-year-old De’Ondre Jermirris White is now in custody, after attempting to evade arrest.
White held an arrest warrant for murder in connection with the June 12 Austin mass shooting and was in hiding after he changed his appearance, cutting and dying his hair.
The original suspect of the shooting, Jeremiah Tabb, was cleared in the investigation but was also able to provide additional details regarding the incident that identified White as the shooter.
The incident was a result of an exchange of words that led to an argument between two groups of friends, Tabb described that he and White were in group one.
Tabb informed authorities of their location and said White pulled out a black Glock 9mm, and began shooting multiple rounds at group two. Evidence from the scene matched the information Tabb provided.
When they later fled the scene together Tabb recalled telling White 'you saved my life', according to the arrest warrant. White told the group that night, including Tabb, that he began shooting in self-defense.
Members of the United States Marshals Service – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Killeen Police Department Specialized Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) were able to locate White Thursday, June 24, at about 2:23 p.m.
“The tragic incident that occurred in Austin on June 12th received nationwide attention and we are happy to report that the murder suspect is in custody. We would like to thank the US Marshals Service and our SWAT team for their dedication and persistence to help close a chapter in this investigation. We are glad to work with dedicated professionals that are committed to keep our communities safe regardless of boundaries. This case covered multiple jurisdictions and together we were able to locate and take into custody a violent fugitive,” said Killeen Chief Charles Kimble.
White was found at the 1300 block of Anna Lee Drive, he surrendered to authorities and was arrested without incident. He is now residing in Killeen City Jail with a bond set at $1 million.