Killeen Shooting Suspect Charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault
United States marshals have made an arrest after a man was fatally shot and two others were injured by gunfire Saturday night in Killeen.
The Killeen Police Department's Ofelia Miramontez reports that the suspect, 30-year-old Syrknoreon Dewuntrel Pilgram, was charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the case was taken to the Bell County District Attorney's Office Sunday.
Pilgram was taken into custody at around 2:30 PM today at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Gray Street by the United States Marshals Service-Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Miramontez said he was arrested without incident and transported to the Killeen City Jail.
Police were called to the 900 block of York Avenue in Killeen at 9:32 PM Saturday, January 30. When they arrived, they found 34-year-old Asher Levi Kitchens dead with gunshot wounds. Two other men - a 41 -year-old and a 42-year-old - were transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple with gunshot wounds. They were reportedly in stable condition.
According to investigators, their preliminary investigation revealed that Kitchens and the other two victims were at a home in the 600 block of Murphy Street when Pilgram arrived and started a disturbance, during which shots were fired.
Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced Kitchen dead around 10:59 PM that night, and police initially withheld the victim's name pending notification of next of kin.
Police say the shooting was an isolated incident.
Bell County Jail records indicated that Pilgram had not yet been booked into their facility as of the time of this article's publication Monday evening.
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