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Killeen shooting suspect arrested by U.S. Marshals

Posted at 12:45 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 12:06:49-05

KILLEEN, TX — The prime suspect in a shooting that triggered the lockdown of a Killeen neighborhood, sits in the Bell County Jail.

Officials say the Bell County District Attorney charged 27-year-old Jeffrie Sterling Lane Jr. with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon after Friday’s shooting. His bond is set at $200,000.

The Killeen Police Department reported, on Saturday, Dec. 28, detectives received information that the suspect was in the Austin area just after noon. The United States Marshal's Service located and apprehended Lane, and brought him to the Killeen City Jail.

The Killeen Police Department also confirmed the victim is now in stable condition.

The Killeen Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at the 2300 block of Botanical Drive on Friday.

They advised people to stay clear of the area. They received the call about the shooting around noon on Dec. 27.

They said that a man was found in the roadway and was flown to Baylor Scott & White with life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound. He was in surgery as of 3 p.m. on Friday.

Police said the suspect fled on foot. They believed he was barricaded in an apartment on Andover Drive, but he was not there.

All residents that were evacuated from their homes were allowed to return to their residences, however the streets remained closed until further notice.

The tactical response unit was at the scene.

Officers worked the shooting on Andover Drive. They asked for people to avoid the following streets:

Westover and Andover
Westover and Botanical
Liliac and Botanical
Bonner and Andover

This is breaking news, as more information becomes available we will provide updates.